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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mattice WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Second Ave.
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Kapuskasing WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Mcpherson Ave and Bonnieview
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Iroquois Falls WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Jacobs Hill Rd. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades. (add gates)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
North Bay Area WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hydro Station Rd. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Hunta WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hwy 668.
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Easlip WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hwy 624. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Easlip WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hwy 569. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Iroquois Falls WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hopkins Rd. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades. (add gates)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Hallebourg WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hallewood Rd
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Porquis WHAT: Signal crossing upgrade at Hwy 67. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades. (add gates)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Timmins/ Barbers Bay WHAT: Signal crossing upgrade at Frederick House - Barbers Bay. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades. (add gates)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Earlton WHAT: Signal crossing addition on Hwy 11 in Earlton (by-pass)
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades MTO
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Frederick House WHAT: Signal Case upgrade for Wayside Inspection System at Hwy 636.
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Porquis WHAT: Scrap Tie Disposal/ Northlander Project
WHY: In order to ensure a safe and reliable passenger train, ONTC is implementing a scrap tie disposal program. This program will clean up the right of way by picking up scrap ties, loading them up on rail cars, then unloading them in specific areas for trucks to load.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Scrap tie piles located close to the right of way.
Matheson WHAT: Scrap Tie Disposal/ Northlander Project
WHY: In order to ensure a safe and reliable passenger train, ONTC is implementing a scrap tie disposal program. This program will clean up the right of way by picking up scrap ties, loading them up on rail cars, then unloading them in specific areas for trucks to load.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Scrap tie piles located close to the right of way.
Temiskaming Shores WHAT: Scrap Tie Disposal/ Northlander Project
WHY: In order to ensure a safe and reliable passenger train, ONTC is implementing a scrap tie disposal program. This program will clean up the right of way by picking up scrap ties, loading them up on rail cars, then unloading them in specific areas for trucks to load.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Scrap tie piles located close to the right of way.
Temagami WHAT: Scrap Tie Disposal/ Northlander Project
WHY: In order to ensure a safe and reliable passenger train, ONTC is implementing a scrap tie disposal program. This program will clean up the right of way by picking up scrap ties, loading them up on rail cars, then unloading them in specific areas for trucks to load.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Scrap tie piles located close to the right of way.
Island Falls WHAT: Relay 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.
All communities along Temagami Subdivision (North Bay to Englehart) WHAT: Joint Elimination Program/ Northlander Project
WHY: In order to ensure a safe and efficient passenger train service, ONTC is implementing a joint elimination program. This program will start in North Bay in April 2024, working northward. The anticipated end date for 2024 is in December in Englehart.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.