Côte-Nord Mining Railway Project

Côte-Nord Mining Railway Company Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of a railway network in the

Côte-Nord and Labrador regions. The railway right-of-way (ROW) will extend between Sept-Îles in Quebec and Wabush/Labrador City area in Labrador, where the ROW will join the Tshiuetin Railway. The project would include handling and storage facilities located at the Port of Sept-Îles in Pointe-Noire. The ore will be transported daily on an up to 550 km railway in trains containing up to 250 cars and five locomotives. Administrative buildings and railway maintenance facility and equipment are also planned in Pointe-Noire. The construction phase of the project should begin in early 2014 and is believed to require between one year and a half to three years. The operation phase is expected to be progressive, starting in 2016.

Latest update

February 19, 2013 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency decided to terminate the environmental assessment.



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  • Location

    • Sept-Îles to Emeril Junction (Labrador) (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Railways
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Côte-Nord Mining Railway
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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