Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has launched a new direct, cross-border freight service between Vancouver and Detroit.

The new service, which will operate seven days a week, will reduce journey times between the west coast and Detroit by up to 48 hours, CP has said.

The company said the service will expand its reach and access to key markets. The launch means CP now runs daily services to both the Port of Montreal and the Port of Vancouver.


John Brooks, CP’s senior vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: “We’ve worked hard to reshape our footprint in the Vancouver area to improve efficiency and boost capacity for our customers.

“And now, with our live-lift operation in Portal, we can expedite service and truly exploit the strengths of our network to provide unparalleled service and value in the Vancouver-to-Detroit lane.”

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