Severe Cold Weather Impacts Train Lengths
We would like to update you on the severe cold weather conditions that we are currently experiencing in some parts of the network impacting trains length in the following corridors:
- Prince George/Kamloops to Edmonton: Tier 2 currently in effect
- Edmonton to Jasper: Tier 2 currently in effect
- Edmonton to Winnipeg: Tier 2 currently in effect
- Winnipeg to Toronto: Tier 2 currently in effect
- Winnipeg to Superior: Tier 2 currently in effect
Due to these extreme temperatures we reduced train lengths in accordance with our winter operations plan. Based on forecasts, we expect that Tier restrictions will remain in effect intermittently across the network during the month of February. We are actively monitoring traffic and will be in direct contact with customers with shipments at risk of delay.
For a daily snapshot of the current weather conditions across the CN network, our Winter Situation Report is now available on cn.ca. It is updated daily at 09:30 (ET). Severe cold and high snowfall present challenging conditions to safe railway operations, primarily to our braking system. As part of CN’s winter preparedness and train operating plan, when temperatures fall below -25C, to ensure safe train operations, trains length is restricted, resulting in longer transit times.