CN Rail has announced they will shut down some sections of its rail network due to rail line blockades in British Columbia and Ontario. Since last Thursday, freight and passenger rail traffic between Western and Eastern Canada and Eastern Canada and the US Mid-West have been affected by the blockades, which are protest actions in solidarity with the pipeline opposition movement.
Nearly 200 trains have been affected, with stagnant areas between Tyendinaga, east of Belleville, ON, and New Hazelton, west of Smithers, BC. The blockade in BC has shut down traffic to and from the Port of Prince Rupert and Kitimat since February 8th, and the ON blockade has shut down the flow of goods between Eastern and Western Canada and Eastern Canada and the US Mid-West since February 6th. The Ports of Montreal, Vancouver, and Halifax have also experienced operational delays.
CN Rail obtained a court injunction to stop the protests, and police began taking action yesterday evening, February 10th. If you have specific questions concerning a shipment, please contact the Deringer service center managing your account.