CSX’s intermodal terminals subsidiary will construct a new 89-acre intermodal rail terminal in the Perron Industrial Park in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, subject to approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency, to connect the region with CSX Transportation’s rail network in the U.S.
Michael J. Ward, CSX’s chairman, president and CEO, made the announcement in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield at a press conference with Quebec’s Transport Minister Sylvain Gaudreault and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Mayor Denis Lapointe.
Construction on the new project, representing an investment of 100 million Canadian dollars (about US$99.3 million), is expected to start in the spring. The terminal is scheduled to open in 2015.
The terminal is expected to handle up to 100,000 containers per year using rubber-tire gantry cranes to transfer containers between trucks and trains.
Trains serving the terminal will connect through the Northwest Ohio intermodal hub.
The terminal will be close to the newly completed Autoroute 30. 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.
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 terminal in the industrial park.