Progress is being made at the Lamont County Midland Rail Terminal.

In December, a ceremony was held in the county to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR).

During the celebration, the CNR opened its expanded Midland Rail Terminal in Lamont County with a ribbon-cutting from Lamont County Reeve, David Diduck, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jackie Armstrong Homeniuk and a railway employee.

The terminal has been operational since 2017, providing industry customers in the region that ship LPG, petroleum products and plastics, among other rail services. 

“I look forward to our continued partnerships with the rail services and the Alberta Midland Railway Terminal (AMRT) in Lamont County,” said Diduck. “Access to rail gives tremendous opportunities for industry in the region.”

This expansion supports nine new tracks that connect with the CP rail north of the existing site, and it can accommodate up to 950 rail cars for CP and CN.