CPR sets up direct rail link to new Toyota plant

WOODSTOCK — Canadian Pacific Railway says it has entered into a long-term agreement with Toyota to provide direct rail service to Toyota’s new automotive plant at Woodstock, Ont.

CPR, which has been Toyota’s largest rail service provider to the Cambridge plant, has commenced an environmental assessment for a new rail facility and is in public consultation with local residents and municipal officials.

The new Toyota Woodstock plant will open in 2008. When completed, it will have the capacity to build 150,000 units annually of Toyota’s RAV4 sport utility vehicle.

Toyota’s Japanese medium duty truck division, Hino Motors, also officially opened its new assembly plant in Woodstock this week. It is Hino’s first Canadian manufacturing facility.

Canadian Pacific Railway is a transcontinental carrier operating in Canada and the U.S. Its 14,000-mile rail network serves the principal centres of Canada, from Montreal to Vancouver, and the U.S. Northeast and Midwest regions.

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