Effective Thursday, February 13th, Canadian National Railway (CN) announced that it would begin a progressive shutdown of its Eastern Network services in light of the illegal protests against the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Thus far, CN has already canceled over 400 trains along its Eastern Canadian corridor. Though officials have successfully obtained assistance from enforcement agencies in Manitoba already, CN has advised customers to expect continued service disruptions and delays in the coming days as a result of the ongoing blockades in British Columbia and Ontario.

According to CN, intercity Via Rail service will be discontinued at this time. However, commuter rail services, including Metrolinx and Exo, will continue operating as long as they can safely do so.

Shapiro will continue to monitor the situation and provide status updates as they become available.