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Third GrainsConnect Canada site to be built near Vegreville, Alberta


Third GrainsConnect Canada site to be built near Vegreville, Alberta

Moving Canadian grain to the global market requires partnership and investment.

Once again, CN is proud to work alongside partners like GrainsConnect Canada who have unveiled the location of their third independent, high throughput grain terminal.

The project is expected to be built near the town of Vegreville, 100 kilometres east of Edmonton.

In line with previously announced sites in Maymont and Reford in Saskatchewan, the site will feature a state-of-the-art 35,000 tonne grains terminal with the ability to load 130 rail cars in under 14 hours. Like the Saskatchewan sites, GrainsConnect Vegreville will be the first site in the region with a 130 car rail loop, increasing efficiency and reliability to growers in the area.


I want to thank our rail partner CN and the Alberta Provincial Government for their enthusiastic support for the project.

Warren Stow,
GrainsConnect Canada President


Construction is expected to commence mid-year, with an anticipated completion date in late 2018. Visit the GrainsConnect website for more information.


Warm weather this past November has allowed significant work to progress on the new state-of-the-art terminal grain terminal in Maymont northwest of Saskatoon on CN’s Prairie North Rail Line between Winnipeg and Edmonton where CN has also made investments in the form of new track extensions, double-track and sidings to increase capacity.

“We are excited to see the progress and are looking forward to having the first unit train come through the new terminal,” said Jay Roberts, Director of Sales at CN who was there at the ground breaking in July.

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Work is also progressing as scheduled on the new grain terminal in Reford Saskatchewan.