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OTTAWA, Ont. — Rail giant Canadian National has won a major victory in its fight against shortline rail competition after two small railways were shunned by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA).

The Hudson Bay Railway Company and Ferroequus Railway Company Limited were seeking open access running rights on railway lines owned and operated by the CN pursuant to section 138 of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA).

The CTA, in official decisions 212-R-2001 and No. 213-R-2001, announced the applications are being dismissed as they are found to be beyond the scope of section 138.

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