Competition and Economic Growth

The CP-KCS combination adds competition and rail capacity that can drive current and future economic growth, providing benefits in communities across North America, including more efficient use of existing infrastructure, and expanded and alternative network routes offering more options for shippers of all sizes.

Key Takeaways

Advancing North America’s Climate Goals

CP and KCS are both committed to improving sustainability and the transition to a low-carbon economy in North America. Railways represent the most energy-efficient method of moving freight over land.

Expanding Grain Market Reach

The combination of CP and KCS offers a seamless network and new single-line haul options to improve the efficient flow of grain shipments from origins on CP in Canada and the U.S. Upper Midwest to destinations served by KCS in the U.S. South, Gulf ports and deep into Mexico.

Increasing Connectivity for Intermodal

Our combination offers unprecedented reach via new single-line hauls across the combined company’s continent-wide network. Anticipated new services: 

  • New head-to-head, single-line competition for intermodal shipments between the Mexican border and the Upper Midwest
  • New head-to-head, single-line competition for intermodal shipments between Chicago and Dallas
  • KCS’s intermodal network gains the addition of CP’s service between Chicago, Toronto and Montreal, offering KCS customers a truck-like service with consistent transit, even in short-haul lanes
  • CP’s routes into Western Canada provides shippers with improved service and access to Vancouver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago and Detroit
  • Lázaro Cárdenas routes into the U.S. heartland

More Access for Automotive

Our combined rail network connects key manufacturing centers with key distribution centers via new single-line hauls linking Mexico and the U.S. Upper Midwest and Canada.

Together, we will create the only network that will link production centers in Mexico, Ontario, and Detroit to vehicle distribution facilities.

  • More assembly plants across the continent gain direct routing options to major markets within Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
  • CP’s network will connect seamlessly with KCS’s reach to 90% of auto assembly plants in Mexico as well as four KCS-owned automotive distribution facilities and three major Mexican ports on the Pacific and Gulf.

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