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Great Sandhills Railway Switching Operation at North West Terminal Project

Great Sandhills Railway Ltd. is proposing to expand the existing North West Terminal, a grain handling facility located one kilometre east of Unity, Saskatchewan and serviced by the Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). As proposed, the Great Sandhills Railway Switching Operation at North West Terminal Project would include three loop tracks, two shop tracks, a wye track, and a repair shop. The new tracks would reduce congestion on the mainline by allowing CN and CP to enter and depart the yard on alternative tracks. The new tracks would also allow for the interchange of over 175 train cars at a time, increase capacity on the Edmonton corridor, and create a space for the mechanical inspection or repurposing of trains and rail cars.


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November 6, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada terminated the impact assessment of the project at the request of the proponent.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
16 Notice of Termination - November 6, 2020
2 Summary of an Initial Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (5.3 MB) September 10, 2020
1 Initial Project Description PDF (10.4 MB) September 10, 2020

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Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0862
Email: iaac.information.aeic@canada.ca


  • Location

    • 1 kilometre east of Unity (Saskatchewan)
  • Project Type

    • Railways
  • Status

    Terminated
  • Proponent

    Great Sandhills Railway Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number

    80998

Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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