Rail freight again on the slide

OTTAWA, Ont. — According to Statistics Canada, the freight loaded by railways in Canada in May totaled 20.9 million metric tonnes.

While this excludes intermodal traffic, the total was down 2.8 per cent from May 2001.

The intermodal tonnage on the other hand, which includes containers and trailers on flat cars, actually increased 13.5 per cent from May 2001 to reach 2.3 million tonnes.

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