CN pledges $210M for Saskatchewan network expansion
Canadian National Railway Co said on Tuesday it plans to invest $210 million in Saskatchewan this year to expand its network across the province.
The nation’s largest railway operator is rolling out its biggest expansion in decades, according to Reuters, including a roughly 20 per cent boost to its workforce over two years by the end of this year.
Canadian National Railway has also offered bonuses to attract more workers, as railway companies battle to unclog rail bottlenecks that left Canadian commodities trapped in landlocked western provinces this winter.
The company, which said the investment was part of its $3.4 billion capital program for 2018, had earlier announced investments of around $130 million in Manitoba, $340 million in British Columbia, $320 million in Alberta and around $210 million in Quebec.