Freight & Mining

Freight & Mining

Since 1990, SYSTRA Canada (formerly CANARAIL) has developed a specific expertise adapted to rail freight sector and mining based on its knowledge of the north american rail standard and practices. We became the preferred rail partner of the mining industry thanks to tailored solutions.

Rail Transport for Heavy Freight and Mining Sector

SYSTRA Canada offers a comprehensive range of services for the planning, engineering, implementation and operation of mining railways.

1. Scoping, Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies

  • High-level scoping studies
  • Detailed investment grade studies
  • Long-term investment optimization
  • Investment evaluation and assessment

2. Engineering, Tendering and Construction Supervision Services

  • Conceptual design of railways
  • Alignment optimization for cost reduction and operational efficiencies
  • Detailed design
  • Contracting strategy services (tendering, evaluation and award)
  • Construction supervision
  • Full EPCM contracts

3. Technical Services

  • Increasing railway capacity and tonnage (track and bridges)
  • Inspection services, including infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation planning
  • Rolling stock and workshop planning, design and specifications
  • Planning and engineering of railway signalling and telecommunications systems
  • Development of maintenance and engineering systems and manuals
  • Engineering for special projects and expansion

4. Operations Planning and Assistance

  • Capacity planning and analysis
  • Rules development
  • Railway safety audits
  • Strategic transportation planning
  • Operational support
  • Qualified railway personnel sourcing
  • Training of personnel
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