Ontario Northland is primarily engaged in providing rail freight services for the transportation of mineral and forest products, chemicals, petroleum and other products to and from northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec. In addition to rail freight, Ontario Northland operates express freight services between Cochrane and Moosonee.
Most carload freight shipments are moved on regularly scheduled freight trains connecting with other Canadian railways: Canadian National (CN) and CP Rail System (CPRS). Ontario Northland is part of a North American network of railways providing freight services to and from locations throughout North America, including import/export traffic from seaports. Special train movements for heavy or dimensional loads are also handled by Ontario Northland.
Ontario Northland interchange(s) traffic with other railroads at the following gateway points:
|Gateway Location||Connecting Carrier|
|North Bay, Ontario||CN and CPRS|
Some typical transit times (in hours) are shown below. Please note that Ontario Northland endeavours to meet this schedule, however we cannot guarantee arrival and departure times.
|North Bay, Ontario to Cochrane, Ontario||Weekdays|
|North Bay, Ontario to Timmins, Ontario||Weekdays|
|North Bay, Ontario to Rouyn, Quebec||Daily except Saturday (subject to traffic volumes)|
|Cochrane, Ontario to Hearst, Ontario||Weekdays|
|Cochrane, Ontario to Moosonee, Ontario||Tuesday and Friday|
|Hearst, Ontario to Agrium Mine Site||Daily (subject to traffic volumes)|