CSX Plans New Intermodal Facility in Quebec
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (CSX) and
its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries today announced an
expansion of the company's intermodal presence in the greater Montreal region
and Quebec. CSX's intermodal terminals subsidiary will build a new 36-hectare
(89-acre) intermodal rail terminal in the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in
Quebec, connecting the region with CSX Transportation's (CSXT) 34,000
kilometer (21,000-mile) rail network in the United States.
Michael J. Ward, CSX's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, made
the announcement today in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield at a press conference with
Quebec's Transport Minister Sylvain Gaudreault and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Mayor Denis Lapointe.
The new $100 million project will enable shippers in the region to capitalize
on the economic and environmental benefits of intermodal rail, expand on the
north-south trade opportunities offered by NAFTA, and connect to new markets.
The project is expected to create about 600 jobs during construction and lead
to the creation of more than 300 permanent jobs when completed. Construction
is expected to start in the spring of 2013 and the terminal is expected to
open in 2015.
"We believe this new terminal will provide immediate and long-term benefits to
Quebec and to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield," said Mr. Ward. "The terminal will
provide an anchor for the development of new business, helping boost the
economy and create jobs while helping the environment and reducing congestion
on the highways."
Trains serving the terminal will connect through the Northwest Ohio intermodal
hub, offering quick and efficient access to markets across the United States.
Located in the Perron Industrial Park, the terminal will be close to the
newly-completed Autoroute 30, providing easy access to the greater Montreal
distribution and consumption market. As part of the project, the province of
Quebec and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will make improvements to the road network
in the immediate vicinity of the terminal. The Quebec Ministry of
Transportation will also support the project through a $6 million grant for
the reduction of greenhouse emissions.
The terminal is expected to handle up to 100,000 containers per year, using
modern, rubber-tire gantry cranes to transfer containers between trains and
In response to community planning needs,CSXT will also relocate a portion of
its main line in residential areas of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to a location
south of Autoroute 530 alongside the new terminal in the industrial park. CSX
is proud of its 125-year history in Quebec, dating to the St. Lawrence and
Adirondack Railway Company.
The project is subject to regulatory approval from the Canadian Transportation
About CSX Corporation
Based in Jacksonville, Fla., CSX Corporation along with its subsidiaries is
one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail,
intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation
network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states,
the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. The rail network of its
subsidiary, CSX Transportation, connects more than 240 short line railroads
and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX
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