Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway is a North American Class I railroad operating the largest rail network in Canada and the only transcontinental network in North America, primarily serving Canada and the Midwestern and Southern U.S. with a rail network of 20,600 route miles of track and more than 24,000 employees. The railroad, which offers integrated transportation services in rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution, reported 2013 revenue of C$10.57 billion.

The Montreal, Canada-based railroad was created by the Federal Government of Canada in 1918, bringing together several railways that had become bankrupt and fallen into federal government hands. CN was privatized by the federal government in 1995.

Key Coverage

CN touts intermodal service improvements

CN plays catchup on grain but export concerns persist

Video from TPM: CN’s Mongeau says rail needs more resiliency

CN’s Mongeau sees match-backing as key to intermodal growth

Intermodal pays off for Canadian National Railway

15 Sep 2015
The weeklong truck drivers strike in Ontario is growing in size and continues to disrupt cargo deliveries in the greater Toronto area, according to the group of independent owner-operators behind the protests.
23 Jan 2015
Canadian National Railway turned down a request by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to extend the current conciliation process by 60 days, saying additional time isn’t required to reach an agreement.
19 Dec 2014
CN Rail said on Friday that it’s optimistic it can reach an agreement with 4,800 workers after negotiations wit
Railroad crossing
27 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison sees railroad consolidation as possible and a way to greatly improve service, but the majority of his Class I counterparts aren’t on board.
CN train
22 Oct 2014
Canadian National Railway said today that congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex could cause U.S. shippers to divert cargo to western Canadian ports in three weeks, giving the railroad more intermodal business.
21 Oct 2014
A container terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada is unlikely to be built because of poor rail connections and a slow recovery in container shipping, a prominent Canada shipping authority said this week.
Railroad tracks
08 Oct 2014
Following months of service problems and public hearings, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board will require all Class I railroads to issue weekly performance metrics in areas including train speed, terminal dwell times, train delays and others.