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CN ramping up capacity

CN is investing C$400 million in new capacity this year, primarily in western Canada and the Edmonton-Chicago corridor. Projects currently in progress include 60 miles of double track, 11 new sidings or siding extensions, and eight yard expansions. All should be completed in November.

What’s holding up VIA’s Canadian? (Updated)

You think Amtrak has problems with long-distance train punctuality? VIA Rail Canada recently has been experiencing debilitating delays with the Canadian, its premier, first-class Toronto-Vancouver train, renowned for luxurious accommodations, excellent on-board service, and—oh yes—dining cars. But I’m not going to broach that subject just now.

Luc Jobin ousted at CN

CN President and CEO Luc Jobin has unexpectedly stepped down, effective immediately. The railroad’s Board has appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.Jean-Jacques Ruest Interim President and CEO “until a permanent replacement is in place.”