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Canadian National Railway announces $20M in improvements to Iowa rail system


Canadian National Railway will invest about $20 million in Iowa this year to better serve its customers and the communities where it operates, the company announced today. According to a news release, the investment will include advancements in technology, capacity, rolling stock units, companywide decarbonization initiatives, and other improvements to its network. The investments will “power sustainable growth and ensure the continued safe movement of goods in Iowa” and throughout the rail company’s network, officials said in the release. “We continue to make significant investments in our network, technology and capacity,” said Sean Finn, executive vice president, corporate services and chief legal officer of CN. The improvements include replacing more than 14 miles of rail, installing about 9,000 new railroad ties, rebuilding 14 road crossings, and maintenance on bridges, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.

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