Infrastructure Projects

Every summer Ontario Northland undertakes critical infrastructure work along the railway to ensure we meet industry safety standards and continue to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation services to communities and businesses in the North.

Our top priority is to mitigate disruptions to communities and businesses as much as possible as this work is completed.

Please see the list below for projects impacting your community.

By investing in our rail infrastructure, we are keeping supply chains strong, and contributing to economic development in the north.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about the work being undertaken, please reach out to 1(705) 472-4500 or pr@ontarionorthland.ca.

Community Description Start Date Anticipated End Date
Matheson WHAT: Continuous Welded Rail/ Northlander Project
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
ANTICIPATED COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.
Ramore Sub Division WHAT: Continuous Welded Rail
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgradig program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment working on track.
Island Falls WHAT: Ties
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.
Cochrane WHAT: Ties
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.
Moosonee - Cheepas River WHAT: Bridge Work. Scope of work includes refacing of concrete abutments and piers, steel bearing replacement and various steel repairs on superstructure. Some in-water work chipping concrete and refacing concrete abutments and piers.
WHY: Management of safe passage of all rail traffic. (equipment, freight and passenger)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: No noise disruption, no overnight work, no impact to road traffic.
Kapuskasing WHAT: Bridge Work. Scope of work includes refacing of concrete abutments and piers, steel bearing replacement and various steel repairs on superstructure. Some in-water work chipping concrete and refacing concrete abutments and piers.
WHY: Management of safe passage of all rail traffic. (equipment, freight and passenger)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal noise disruption
Swastika/ Ramore WHAT: Ties
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.
Marten River WHAT: Ties
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.
Englehart WHAT: Continuous Welded Rail
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.
Feronia WHAT: Continuous Welded Rail
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.