RAIL FREIGHT GREW TO START THE YEAR

OTTAWA, Ont. — Statistics Canada has released the January numbers on railway carloadings and the totals are growing.

The freight loaded by railways in Canada during January 2001 totaled 20.7 million metric tonnes (excluding intermodal traffic). This marked an increase of 5.3 per cent over the same month last year.

The intermodal tonnage, made up of containers on flatcars and trailers on flatcars, was 1.8 million tonnes, up 13.9 per cent from January 2000.

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