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Connected Continent

Safer. Faster. Cleaner. Stronger.



The combined company will offer more: choice and efficiencies for customers, greater fuel and carbon efficiency, opportunities for employees, robust investment in local communities, and safety improvements through technological infrastructure and investment. CN-KCS will be a faster, safer, cleaner, and stronger railway.


  • Uncompromising commitment to safety, marked by strong safety culture and ongoing investments in advanced technology
  • Densest track fault detector network in the U.S.
  • Automated track inspection railcars for real-time monitoring of track parameters
  • Automated inspection portals for 360-degree detection of defects invisible to the eye


  • More end-to-end single-owner, single operator services from Mexico to Detroit than any other Class 1 railroad
  • New competitive option to reduce travel time between Laredo to Detroit by up to two days with CN’s Chicago Advantage
  • New direct and efficient rail options for truck freight from Mexico to the Northeast U.S. and Canada
  • Record of superior service at the borders and proven success with intermodal, reducing friction for customers across transportation modes


  • Combination will create new competitive routes accelerating the shift from truck to rail, driving down greenhouse gas emissions, fuel consumption and congestion
  • Recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy as one of only three Canadian companies listed on CDP’s prestigious Climate A List


  • Seamless integration as a result of CN’s proven track record of acquisitions over the past 25 years
  • Increased connectivity between the U.S., Canada and Mexico will increase economic growth, trade and jobs in all three countries, reinforcing the benefits of the renegotiated USMCA
  • Combined CN-KCS will focus on delivering long-term sustainable growth for our employees, customers and communities
  • By driving more growth, CN-KCS will generate more new jobs in communities