The 20-hour service improvement means the 3,400-kilometer (about 2,100-mile) distance from Toronto to Calgary will now take 64 hours, CP noted.
"Customers are taking advantage of CP's faster transit times in major intermodal corridors, and given Calgary's importance as a Canadian distribution hub, improving this service is the next logical step," said Jane O'Hagan, CP's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "We are helping our customers become more competitive in their own markets and offering previously unavailable options to business not currently shipping with CP."
O'Hagan added, "CP is focused on its commitment to faster, more reliable service for its customers. The improved schedule is made possible by pairing efficient train design at origin while leveraging a CP advantage; the shortest rail route between Toronto and Calgary."
Using similar practices in 2012, CP shortened schedules from Vancouver to Chicago and Vancouver to Toronto. Initiatives like these will continue to improve asset utilization while meeting customer demands for supply-chain improvements, CP said.
“We have also been working with customers for more efficient origin and destination management,” the spokesman added.