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Some Rail Cars Halted Again by Wildfire Threat

Port in Vancouver has been congested with vessels due to rail car delays

Photo courtesy of CN Railway
Photo courtesy of CN Railway

Canadian National Railway Co. told its customers on Wednesday that it’s temporarily suspending operations in parts of British Columbia due to wildfires, the latest snarl to rail traffic in the region after recent track damage left thousands of cars idled, reports BNN Bloomberg.

This is the second time in just two weeks that rail traffic has been disrupted in the key B.C. corridor -- the bulk of exported rail cargo is transported through this area to reach the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s biggest.

Some train movement resumed last week after repairs to the CP track. The CN Rail line sustained more significant damage to a bridge, which reopened to train traffic late on July 13, the company said in an emailed statement. Meanwhile, the port in Vancouver has been congested with vessels due to the rail car delays.

Fires Halt Hundreds of Canadian Rail Cars

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