CN launches Montreal Intermodal Terminal

by Canadian Shipper

Canadian National has officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art intermodal terminal, the Montreal Intermodal Terminal, at Taschereau Yard, in Montreal.

A $47 million investment, the new terminal equips CN to expand its fast-growing intermodal business, says the company.

The new terminal is readily accessible to Quebec Highways 13 and 20.

“Intermodal traffic – the transportation of containers and truck trailers by rail – is central to CN’s market share and revenue growth plans. To win more intermodal business, CN is finding innovative ways to serve our customers more efficiently. And we’ve done that at Taschereau, a key
terminal in our efficient network of 20 strategically located hubs and satellites in Canada and the United States,” said Paul Tellier, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National.

A major advance at MITT is Speed Gate, CN Intermodal’s new automated gate system that gives truckers faster terminal access through automated self-serve gate stands and also ensures high levels of security.

The new intermodal terminal occupies about 25 per cent of Taschereau Yard and has room to increase capacity by 30 per cent. With nine cranes on site and 1,500 units moved from the yard every day by rail and truck, MITT
is already a busy hub. On average, more than a thousand trucks are expected to pass through the yard daily, says CN.

Construction of MITT took 14 months and involved major infrastructure work, including a new railway bridge, an Intermodal operations building as well as the installation of the Speed Gate. The terminal represents a major
investment in Montreal, the site of CN head office and a major container port city.

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