Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:23 PM

Canada's CN rail system shut over blockade

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A major Canadian rail company is shutting down trans-continental train services amid blockades protesting a pipeline in British Columbia.

CN Rail says it will be forced to shut down its eastern network, which will effectively stop all cross-country freight trains.

The stoppage will also affect passenger trains nationwide, which use CN tracks.

More than 150 routes had been cancelled previously amid protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Blockades against the proposed pipeline, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government says invigorate natural gas exports in British Columbia, began last week.

Some 5 million Canadian commuters use the intercity passenger services of Via Rail on tracks mostly owned by CN. Thousands have already been forced to find alternative means of travel.


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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:31 PM

1. Stopping the freight will probably make a noticeable dent in the economy up there.

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Response to foia (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:18 PM

2. I would expect a lot of their transcontinental freight will get shifted south of the border.

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