Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CP sets 2012 capital plan

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CP sets 2012 capital plan Canadian Pacific Railway Wednesday announced that it will invest between C$1.1 billion and C$1.2 billion for infrastructure renewal, network enhancements, and expansion projects in 2012.

CP said the 2012 Capital Plan, part of a multiyear effort, will focus on strategic and targeted investments to improve service and increase network capacity while funding business development and initiatives with rapid return on investment.

Fred Green, CP president and CEO, said, "At CP, we are executing our accelerated multi-year investment plan, to further improve service reliability, asset velocity, and operational efficiency, while expanding capacity to safely and efficiently support higher volumes. We are confident that the investments we are making under our 2012 Capital Plan will allow us to achieve a low 70s operating ratio in the next three years."

CP identified three major categories and approximate investment amounts: C$800 million to preserve existing capacities through replacement or renewal of depleted assets; C$275 million for network capacity expansions, business development projects and productivity initiatives; and C$50 million to address capital regulated by governments, principally train control.