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Rail service firm Cando starts construction of new terminal outside Edmonton

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December 18, 2019 by On-Site Staff

The terminal will use a loop-track system capable of storing up to 1,900 railcars. PHOTO: Cando Rail Services

Construction is underway on a new rail terminal on the outskirts of Edmonton.

Cando Rail Services said Dec. 17 it has started work on the Cando Sturgeon Terminal in an area known the province’s Industrial Heartland. The new rail hub will serve petrochemical and other heavy industrial clients in the region, providing services such as railcar staging an storage, railcar repair, transloading and inventory management.

“The undertaking of our newest terminal in Sturgeon County is a defining moment for Cando Rail Services,” Brian Cornick, the company’s president and CEO, said in a release. “This terminal will allow us to expand our nation-wide logistics planning network, thereby enabling greater movement of Canada’s resources in a key industrial hub of the country.”

The terminal, which will use a loop-track system capable of storing up to 1,900 cars, will link up of CN Rail’s mainline.

Early construction has already started and crews are expected to complete the project next year.

The value of the investment was not disclosed.