Approximately 8,000 km of track in the province of Alberta connect it to all of Canada, North America and major ocean ports. Canada’s two national rail carriers service the Alberta HUB region: Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). These rail networks allow goods to and from northeastern Alberta to be delivered anywhere in North America and to tidewater on both the east and west coast. Both have either a mainline or secondary line running closely adjacent to Highway 16, the Yellowhead, through the southern reaches of Alberta HUB.
These lines diverge to access the industrial area at the Alberta Industrial Heartland before continuing on into major trans load facilities in Edmonton.
The new Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd. (“AMRT”) in Lamont County will support development in Alberta’s industrial Heartland by increasing the efficiency of rail operations in the region. The AMRT will store and switch up to 850 railcars with 48,000 feet of track designed for empty car storage and 12,000 feet designed for exchanging railcars with CN, switching and storing.
Numerous direct rail access points exist in Lac La Biche County, Thorhild County, Smoky Lake County, Lamont County, Minburn County and County of Vermilion River.
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