James Foote, executive vice-president, sales and marketing for CN, said: "Our Toronto Automotive Compound is a key facility in our vehicle distribution network in Ontario, the largest auto market in Canada. Our new state-of-the-art facility will help CN increase the efficiency of vehicle transportation, accommodate more traffic, improve customer service, and better utilize our valuable real estate assets at MacMillan Yard, the largest rail classification terminal on CN's network."
The Toronto auto compound is one of 17 vehicle distribution facilities operated by Autoport Ltd. in Canada and the United States. A member of the CN WorldWide North America family of non-rail companies, Autoport extends CN's transportation reach beyond its rail network.
CN has rail access to all vehicle assembly plants in Canada, numerous assembly plants in Michigan and one in Mississippi, and taps parts production facilities in Michigan and Ontario. It serves shippers of import vehicles via the ports of Halifax and Vancouver, and through interchange with other railroads.