Rail Loop Completed

Terminal 5 Rail Loop Track, 2010

Port completes Terminal 5 rail loop track

On June 29, 2010, the port officially completed the Terminal 5 Unit Train Improvement project. Delivery of the loop track, which marked a major milestone of the port’s ongoing West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA) rail improvement project, added 35,000 feet of new rail capacity to the port’ internal system. Finished ahead of schedule and on budget, the new track allows unit trains to be handled within the port’s internal rail complex. When complete in 2017, the $150 million WVFA project is expected to reduce congestion on the regional rail system by as much as 40 percent.