One Railroad connecting the U.S., Mexico and Canada

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern File Merger Application with STB to Create Only Single-Line Rail Network Linking U.S.-Mexico-Canada

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have jointly filed a railroad control application with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) regarding the proposed transaction to create Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), the only single-line railroad linking the United States, Mexico and Canada. The comprehensive control application provides an overview of the proposed operational integration of the CP and KCS rail networks, the impact of that consolidation on the companies’ finances and labour needs, and the anticipated competitive and other benefits that will flow from providing shippers with new and better transportation alternatives.

Read the full announcement here.

“We are excited to file our joint application for this unique, pro-competitive combination and once-in-a-lifetime partnership. CPKC is an extraordinary opportunity to inject new competition and new capacity into the U.S. rail network, further USMCA trade flows, improve safety, grow employment and facilitate new passenger services. We are ready to work with the STB as the board gives this transaction a thorough and appropriate review, and ultimately look forward to approval so we can get to work delivering these benefits to the North American economy.”  

– Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer 

“We are pleased to submit this application together and take another important step toward bringing to fruition this historic opportunity for CP and KCS. In fierce competition with other railroads, trucks and other modes of transportation, CPKC will provide new routes, reach broader markets and create expanded shipping opportunities for customers. This combination will also unlock new infrastructure investment and environmentally-friendly supply chain transportation options that will grow the USMCA economy.” 

– Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, KCS President and Chief Executive Officer

A CP-KCS combination:

Creates the first U.S.-Mexico-Canada Rail Network 

Offers Unparalleled Service & Benefits for Shippers

Expands Commitment to Safety & Innovation

Delivers Value for Both Companies’ Shareholders