CP Cascade Mile 118 Capacity Expansion

Clients: CP Rail

Years: 2018 – Ongoing

Key Personnel: Alex Sartori, James Carmichael

Project Description: Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) expanded the existing railway infrastructure to increase capacity along a section of their mainline right-of-way (ROW) within the Vancouver Terminal of the Cascade Subdivision. The Cascade Subdivision is one of CP’s busiest and the proposed Project will expand rail capacity into and out of the Port of Vancouver. Facility expansion at the Burrard Products Terminal by Suncor Energy (Suncor) requires a new track to serve as the switching lead/service track situated within CP’s ROW on the north side of the existing mainline tracks. The addition of the proposed switching lead/service track will require extending the existing embankment north into riparian and foreshore areas of Burrard Inlet at several locations.

 

Services Provided: Sartori served as the environmental manager and monitors on the project to secure permits from Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). Saetori developed an offsetting Habitat Offsetting Plan for the foreshore expansion works (identification of project impacts, habitat restoration and enhancement) for submission to DFO and VFPA. SEI also conducted the environmental monitoring of the expansion and offsetting works and was the main liaison with the proponent and regulatory bodies.