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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Bay WHAT: Bolted 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.
Englehart WHAT: Continuous Welded 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.
Feronia WHAT: Continuous Welded 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.
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.
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.
Moosonee - Cheepas River WHAT: Bridge Work. Scope of work includes refacing of concrete abutments and piers, steel bearing replacement and various steel repairs on superstructure. Some in-water work chipping concrete and refacing concrete abutments and piers.
WHY: Management of safe passage of all rail traffic. (equipment, freight and passenger)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: No noise disruption, no overnight work, no impact to road traffic.
Kapuskasing WHAT: Bridge Work. Scope of work includes refacing of concrete abutments and piers, steel bearing replacement and various steel repairs on superstructure. Some in-water work chipping concrete and refacing concrete abutments and piers.
WHY: Management of safe passage of all rail traffic. (equipment, freight and passenger)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal noise disruption
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.
Ramore Sub Division WHAT: Continuous Welded Rail
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgradig program.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment working on track.
Matheson WHAT: Continuous Welded Rail/ Northlander Project
WHY: In order to ensure safe and efficient rail service, ONTC performs an annual rail and tie upgrading program.
ANTICIPATED COMMUNITY IMPACT: Evening and overnight work, loud equipment, working on track.
Earlton WHAT: Signal crossing addition on Hwy 11 in Earlton (by-pass)
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades MTO
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
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.
Kapuskasing - Echo Lake Area WHAT: Bridge Work. Scope of work includes slip line of existing concrete arch culvert.
WHY: Management of safe passage of all rail traffic. (equipment, freight and passenger)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Potential noise disruption to any household with vicinity of 100 meters, no overnight work, no impact to road traffic
Hunta WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hwy 668.
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Mattice WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Second Ave.
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.
Mattice WHAT: Bridge Work. Scope of work includes slip line of existing concrete arch culvert.
WHY: Management of safe passage of all rail traffic. (equipment, freight and passenger)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Potential noise disruption to any household with vicinity of 100 meters, no overnight work, no impact to road traffic
North Bay Area WHAT: Signal crossing upgrades at Hydro Station Rd. Northlander Project
WHY: Infrastructure Upgrades
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Minimal disruption, loud equipment and, machinery.
Matheson - Vimy Ridge Rd. WHAT: CulvertWork. Scope of work includes slip line of existing concrete arch culvert.
WHY: Management of safe passage of all rail traffic. (equipment, freight and passenger)
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Some noise disruption to any household with vicinity of 100 meters, no overnight work, no impact to road traffic