Companies experience service disruptions due to blockades on rail network

February 12, 2020 – The Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Rail) has released an update on the status of blockades that have been set up in British Columbia and Ontario in solidarity with opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia.

CN Rail’s network update:

In Tyendinaga, ON and New Hazelton, BC, the court has issued Orders restraining any person from trespassing on CN’s right-of-way and interfering with CN’s operations. The Orders were served on protesters who refuse to comply voluntarily. To date, the protesters have refused to comply.

Unless the blockades on our rail lines are removed, we will be forced to shut down significant parts of our Canadian network.

NETWORK IMPACT: Hundreds of trains have been cancelled since the blockades began five days ago. We are currently parking trains across our network, but due to limited available space, CN will have no choice but to temporarily discontinue service in key corridors unless the blockades come to an end.

You can learn more about the blockade, and its impact on CN Rail’s network here: