PTC Operational on CN U.S. Subdivisions

Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced that Positive Train Control (PTC) is operational on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC, 13 months ahead of the federal December 2020 deadline.

“This milestone is a testament to the tenacious dedication of our CN railroading family,” said Rob Reilly, CN executive vice president and chief operating officer. “It has been a tremendous journey, full of challenges, and obstacles we overcame.”

CN is currently interoperable with Amtrak, CSX, NS, BNSF, CP and WSOR. The company expects to be fully interoperable with all tenant railroads by December 31, 2020. 

“We can be proud that we met our regulatory targets and implemented a broad new portfolio of innovative technologies in geospatial information systems, location tracking, data analytics, machine learning, automation, a new dispatching system and safety and reliability engineering,” added Reilly.