This study examines the feasibility of introducing a unit train service for the transportation of domestic general cargo on a selected Canadian route, having particular regard to the potential costs and benefits which would derive from the introduction of such a service, and its marketability. A service concept is developed to match preliminary estimates of the volume of traffic that might switch to an attractive intermodal service, and the characteristics of such a service are summarized in an exploratory prospectus. The principal findings of the study are highlighted and conclusions drawn regarding the potential for expanded intermodal services in Canada, together with recommendations on what needs to be done next.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick and Partners

    P.O. Box 31, Commerce Court West
    Toronto, ONo M5L 1B2,   Canada 

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 

    Canadian Transport Commission

    15 Eddy Street
    Hull, Quebec K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Helm, B
    • Bish, L
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 2337 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 1 ST78-00164
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM