U.S. railroad company CSX Corp. has announced plans to build a new $100 million intermodal rail terminal west of Montreal.
The terminal will create 600 construction jobs and 300 permanent positions when it opens in 2015.
It will be near the recently opened Highway 30 toll road.
Trains serving the terminal will connect through the Northwest Ohio inter-modal hub, offering access to markets across the United States.
Construction is expected to begin in the spring.
The terminal is expected to handle up to 100,000 containers per year.
Company chairman and CEO Michael Ward announced the project at a news conference with Quebec Transport Minister Sylvain Gaudreault.
“The terminal will provide an anchor for the development of new business, helping boost the economy and create jobs while helping the environment and reducing congestion on the highways,” Mr. Ward said in a news release.
The Quebec government will provide a $6-million grant for the reduction of greenhouse gases and with the municipality will improve the roads around the terminal.
CSX is one of the largest railways in the United States with service to 23 eastern states and two Canadian provinces.