Today, the Community Rail Advocacy Alliance (CRAA) and its membership met with representatives from CN Rail in Grande Prairie to discuss ongoing concerns regarding rail service throughout Northern Alberta.

Since January 2023, CRAA has advocated for government and railway providers to address rail challenges experienced by local communities and industries. Railway services throughout Alberta need sufficient seasonal service, consistent capacity levels, and evenly deployed resources. Members of CRAA met with CN representatives to discuss these issues and work collaboratively to identify solutions.

With over 25 CRAA members in attendance and regional and national representatives from CN Rail, CRAA is pleased to share that the conversation left participants feeling optimistic and motivated to address longstanding issues regarding rail reliability for communities, businesses, and key industries throughout Northern Alberta, including forestry and agriculture.

CRAA continues to identify future opportunities for collaboration with rail partners and advance the priorities of Northern Alberta to provincial and federal decision-makers to ensure that local businesses and industries have the transportation systems to meet their needs on time and on budget.

About the Community Rail Advocacy Alliance: The Community Rail Advocacy Alliance (CRAA) is a coalition of 32 counties, municipalities, and associations impacted by Alberta’s inequitable and undersupplied rail services. For more information, visit their website:

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie

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