CN Rail - Notice Right-of-Way Vegetation Control

CN Rail will conduct vegetation control activities in your area between May and October 2020. A regularly updated schedule and FAQ will be available at www.cn.ca/vegetation.

If not managed properly, trees, brush or other vegetation can severely compromise public safety. Vegetation can impede the view motorists have of incoming trains, increase the risk of crossing accidents. Moreover, unwanted vegetation can damage the integrity of the railway, interfere with signals and switches, contribute to track side fires, compromise employee safety, reduce visibility for train crews at road crossings/train control signals and track side warning devices, to name a few of the potential risks. CN's annual vegetation control program is designed to mitigate these risks by managing brush, weeds and other undesirable vegetation. In short, CN’s vegetation control program is a critical contributor to safe operations; hence, these vegetation control measures assist in contributing to the overall safety of the communities through which we operate.

CN manages vegetation using both chemical and mechanical methods. CN is sensitive to concerns your community may have regarding chemical vegetation control.  At CN, we are committed to environmental safety and sustainability

Please also find attached a Letter from our Senior Systems Manager, Environmental Assessment regarding the program that may be of further assistance.


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