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Ridley Island

Project Profile

Upgrade and expansion of the Ridley Island Road and Rail Facility.


The Project

New Track Construction: A&B Rail Services was hired to construct 57,240 track feet of new track for the Ridley Island Road and Rail Facility in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The scope of this project included the construction and installation of 2 #10 turnouts, 6 #8 turnouts, 250 thermite welds, depositing of 700 cars of ballast, and surfacing and distressing of the new track.



  • 57,240 lineal track feet of new track
  • 2 #10 turnouts and 6 #8 turnouts
  • 250 thermite welds
  • Deposit 700 cars of ballast
  • Surface and destress


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. This project is a prime example of A&B Rail Services expertise, capabilities and commitment to Doing It Right. The construction of the Ridley Island Road and Rail Facility required significant project management expertise to ensure client expectations and project time lines were met under a constantly fluctuating contract. For the Ridley Island Road and Rail Facility, the successful completion of this project will result in an increase in trade capacity at the Prince Rupert Port. By providing rail access, the Prince Rupert Port Authority is able to attract investments consistent with the 2020 Gateway Vision. For A&B Rail Services, it means another satisfied customer in our 50-year journey to become Canada’s largest, most-experienced and most sought-after rail services company.