Three North American Railways Form Alliance to Compete with CPKC

Three railroads—one each in the US, Mexico, and Canada—have joined forces, to counter the CanadianPacific-Kansas City (CPKC) North American merger,

Known as the Falcon Premium intermodal service, the Canadian National, Union Pacific, and Grupo Mexico railroads have allied to ship goods between the three countries.

Reports indicate that the Falcon Premium will dip into Mexico via Grupo Mexico railway’s hubs in Monterrey and Silao, and enter the US via Eagle Pass, Texas.

From that US point, the Union Pacific railway lines will be followed up into Chicago and Detroit, where it will then enter from Detroit into Canada and the Canadian National railway network to move goods east through Toronto, Montreal, Moncton, and ending at Halifax.

To the west, from the Chicago hub, the trains will move to Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, with a spur line to Calgary, and then into British Columbia, where it splits into two hubs—Vancouver to the south, and Prince George to the north.

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