Rail Expansion with Tent

The Proposed Project

Univar Canada proposes to install a new 120 meter rail storage track that will twin the existing track at the southern end of their lease area. They also propose to install a fabric tent with LED lighting to cover both tracks, facilitate maintenance operations and provide weather protection. The existing rail track will not be adjusted except to replace the existing switch with a lap switch to allow for movements onto either the existing or the new track.  Works to protect existing utilities are also proposed, which may require excavation down to an anticipated depth of approximately 3.5 meters. The new storage track is proposed to help improve logistics and manage the large swings in numbers of CN rail cars received by the terminal; it will also allow Univar Canada to receive approximately 10 additional rail cars per week. Works are proposed to take place in September 2020 for a one month duration.

Latest update

?Notice of Determination 

North Vancouver, B.C. – August 6, 2021 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Amendment to the permit expiry date for the approved Univar Canada Rail Expansion with Tent located at 1545 Bay Street, North Vancouver is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4
Email: per@portvancouver.com

  • Location

    • Rail Expansion with Tent (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Railways
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Univar Canada
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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