Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Canadian Pacific includes more than $1 billion in 2012 capital plan

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Canadian Pacific says that part of the company's multi-year plan is to invest between $1.1 billion (US$1.085 billion) and $1.2 billion (US$1.18 billion) for infrastructure renewal, network enhancements and expansion projects in 2012. The 2012 Capital Plan will focus on strategic and targeted investments to improve service and increase network capacity while funding business development and initiatives with rapid return on investment.

Fred Green, presidnet & CEO, said, "At CP, we are executing our accelerated multi-year investment plan, to further improve service reliability, asset velocity and operational efficiency, while expanding capacity to safely and efficiently support higher volumes. We are confident that the investments we are making under our 2012 Capital Plan will allow us to achieve a low 70s operating ratio in the next three years."

Major investment categories include the following approximate amounts:

• $800 million (US$789 million) to preserve existing capacities through replacement or renewal of depleted assets;
• $275 million (US$271 million) for network capacity expansions, business development projects and productivity initiatives and
• $50 million (US$49 million) to address capital regulated by governments, principally train control.

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