Auto Carrier Reservations

Each year Ontario Northland transports over 3,000 vehicles between Cochrane and Moosonee on the Polar Bear Express mixed train. This means you can easily ship your car, van, SUV, and/ or Truck (up to ¾ ton) between these two communities. Reservations are required and we recommend they should be made in advance.

  • Vehicles must be checked-in between 6:00am and 6:30am on the day of departure in Cochrane at the Yard Office located at 20 Boisvert Crescent.
  • Vehicles must be checked-in between 8:00am and 11:00am on the day of departure in Moosonee at the Yard Office located at 2 Railway Lane

Prices include all loading and unloading, securement, and transportation.

Call us to reserve your vehicle between Cochrane-Moosonee at 1.800.363.7512 ext. 612 or ext. 671. If calling locally please contact:

  • Moosonee 705.336.0906
  • Cochrane: 705.272.4212

Vehicles 1 ton and over can be transported to and from Moosonee, however, this service is not offered through our Auto Carrier Service. Please call us at 1.800.363.7512 ext. 612 or ext. 671 for further information.

New Equipment

Ontario Northland continues to improve how we transport vehicles. In 2017, we introduced a new auto carrier flat car that uses fabric straps to die down the vehicle by its tires as opposed to chains on the undercarriage. Some newer vehicles have no access points for our traditional systems which secures vehicles with chains. The tire cradles and straps on our new flat car is used by other railways and is a proven method to securing vehicles.

Rates

Personal Vehicle $167.44 + HST
Commercial Vehicle $412.00 + HST

All auto carrier reservations expire on the date of travel booked. Auto carrier reservations may be changed and/or refunded provided Ontario Northland is notified at least 24 hours prior to the reserved departure from the originating station. Refunds will not be permitted on the day of reserved travel.

Cancellations and changes to any reservations are subject to a 15% administration fee.

FAQ

Is the new securement system safe to use on my vehicle?

Yes. Each tie-down has a Working Load Limit (WLL) of 2,000 lbs. The new securement system has undergone extensive testing on our service to ensure its effectiveness and safety. This securement method is also used by towing and transportation companies.

How will ONTC secure my vehicle with this new securement system?

Our trained employees will secure each vehicle wheel by placing the tire cradle over each vehicle tire where it will be tightened using a ratchet system and secured to the anchor points on our railcar.