CP seeks to expand East Coast reach with Montreal transload facility

CP seeks to expand East Coast reach with Montreal transload facility

Canadian Pacific Railroad will offer customers indoor and outdoor transloading operations at a new facility near the Port of Montreal. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP) will open a new transload terminal at its Côte Saint-Luc yard in Montreal by next June so the railroad can offer transportation and distribution services to East Coast urban centers it can’t reach by rail.

The 118,000-square-foot rail-served facility, which is surrounded by more than 4,000 feet of existing and adjacent track, will offer CP’s customers indoor and outdoor transloading operations, CP said in a statement Friday. It will be operated by TYT Group, a Quebec-based freight transportation service provider.

The building will be large enough to accommodate track infrastructure for 18 railroad cars, providing cargo with protection from bad weather year-round, CP said.

Construction of the facility is the first of what CP hopes will be other projects at the yard that can take advantage of its proximity to the Port of Montreal and strong transportation links. The facility has easy access to highway routes 20, 13, 40, and 520.

“Strategically located inside CP's Côte Saint-Luc yard, this multi-commodity transload will offer customers better optionality and more consistent service overall,” said Patrick Turcotte, president and CEO of TYT Group.

Contact Hugh R. Morley at hugh.morley@ihsmarkit.com and follow him on Twitter: @HughRMorley1.