Wednesday, August 02, 2017

October opening for Alberta rail center

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October opening for Alberta rail center Alberta Midland Railway Terminal

Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd. (AMRT) is developing a strategically located rail logistics center within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

The $34 million center is located on Canadian National’s Prairie North Line between Edmonton and Winnipeg at Lamont, Alberta, in a region that is home to Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing hub and world-class energy and agricultural industries. Construction began in August 2016; the site which is scheduled to be in service by October.

“Despite some weather setbacks, we are now very pleased with our progress” said Darcy Heggie, President and Chief Executive, at the company’s general meeting July 26. “Our contractors are finishing civil work and are now laying track which will allow us to provide our anchor tenant with rail car storage services by summer’s end. In addition we are set to provide additional storage, trans-loading services, rail car repair services, switching, and project laydown capability by the end of Q3.”

The center has 48,000 feet of track for storage of up to 850 rail cars; 12,000 feet of track for interchange with CN, switching, and temporary storage, and a small car repair area. It is located in close proximity to its customers in the Edmonton region who routinely ship liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum products, and plastics. The design of the facility allows efficient switching and access by CN.

Heggie recognized Lamont County and the County Council’s proactive approach to economic development and willingness to work with all stakeholders to further develop industry in the area.

 

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