HAVING recently acquired the Alberta Midland Railway Terminal (AMRT) in Canada’s greater Edmonton region, operator Alpenglow Rail Services and investor Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure are expanding its operations as an intermodal hub and a centre for wagon maintenance.

Located 30km east of Fort Saskatchewan in Lamont County, the 120ha AMRT terminal is connected to both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific and is the only terminal in Alberta’s industrial heartland to have this dual access. The terminal provides wagon staging and storage-in-transit for industrial customers in the region and has space to store 1400 wagons and a loop for block trains.

Alpenglow Rail Services, which also owns two other freight terminals in Canada and three in the Gold Coast region of Florida in the United States, now plans to expand AMRT services to include intermodal transhipment and wagon cleaning and repair.

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“We serve many of the same customers as AMRT at our other terminal locations, which provides us with a unique opportunity to grow these relationships,” says Alpenglow Rail Services CEO, Mr Rich Montgomery. “AMRT has some unique features that are difficult to replicate, including dual Class I service, a strategic location in Alberta’s premier industrial hub, and ample land for development and expansion. Having dual service to multiple Class 1 railroads provides AMRT’s customers competitive options resulting in lower transportation fees and a much larger network of origination and destination locations.”

“Our rail business has continued to deliver strong performance throughout the turbulent market conditions we have experienced over the past three years,” says Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure president, Mr Matt O’Brien. “AMRT represents an important addition to our growing rail investment portfolio.”