Canadian Pacific (CP) officials visited the Legacy mine site on October 28, 2014 to get a first-hand view of a project that will make K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) an important customer for many years to come.
Senior Officials of CP Rail visit KSPC's Legacy site on October 28, 2014.
A long-term agreement signed in the summer of 2013 will see CP serve as exclusive rail carrier of KSPC potash bound for international markets through Port Moody on the west coast of British Columbia and into the United States via efficient route options. CP will construct a 30 km Belle Plaine Spur line linking the Legacy site to existing CP trackage near Belle Plaine.
KSPC will construct a 14 km line that links the Belle Plaine Spur to a loop at the potash mine’s shipping facilities and will build about 6 km of storage track adjacent to its line.
“Both parties are engaged in detailed engineering work for the track,” says Jan Grommas, Legacy Program Coordinator at KSPC. “The first construction activities will begin next summer, and everything is expected to be operational by the second half of 2016, close to the start-up time for our potash operation.”