Trains Enter Vancouver After CP Rail Restores Limited Service After Mudslides

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says the first trains have rolled into Vancouver since floods and landslides cut key supply links in southern British Columbia.

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says the first trains have rolled into Vancouver since floods and landslides cut key supply links in southern British Columbia.

The company says cars loaded with grain and fuel drove into the port city this morning after service resumed on faded tracks.

CP says its rail corridor has suffered damage at some 30 locations between Vancouver and Kamloops, BC, with “significant loss of infrastructure” at 20 of them.

Hundreds of workers and contractors have worked around the clock to repair railroad tracks after mudslides swept underpasses and discarded CP railcars and at least one locomotive along Fraser Canyon.

As of Nov. 14, torrential rains and flooding prevented freight traffic between Canada’s largest port and the Okanagan Valley region of BC, displaced hundreds of residents and stranded thousands, killing at least four people.

Canadian National Railway Co. said Tuesday it also plans to restore “limited” service along BC’s southern rail corridor today.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 24, 2021.

Companies in this story: (TSX:CP, TSX:CNR)

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