Canadian National (CN) continues to operate in New Brunswick, although it mostly exists as the main line between Montreal, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a branch line down to Saint John. Moncton is the major center for CN in New Brunswick.
CN operates six subdivisions in New Brunswick:
- The Denison subdivision (Moosehorn (Sussex Sub) to Clover Hill) – currently out of service
- The Napadogan subdivision (Edmundston to Moncton)
- The Pelletier subdivision (St. Andre Jct. to Edmundston)
- The Springhill subdivision (Moncton to Halifax)
- The Sussex subdivision (Moncton to Saint John), with an interchange to
the New Brunswick Southern Railway
- The Newcastle subdivision (Pacific Junction (outside Moncton) to Campbellton)
- The Mont Joli subdivision (Campbellton into Quebec)
CN has abandoned a number of subdivisions over the years, including the Bartibog Subdivision and the Tormentine Subdivision.
CN has two major New Brunswick yards, the Gordon Yard in Moncton and the Island Yard in Saint John. Beginning in 2002, CN leased Saint John’s Island Yard to the NB Southern Railway and all local switching in Saint John is done by NB Southern.
CN operates several long-distance trains that run through New Brunswick and several locals.
Former CN Subdivisions in New Brunswick
|Caraquet||Tracadie||Gloucester Junction (outside Bathurst)|
|Connors||Baker Brook Jct||Connors|
|Nashwaak||Derby Junction||Una Jct, Fredericton|
|Spur||Fraser Junction||Can. Pacific Junction|
|St. Quentin||Tide Head||I.N.R. Junction|
|Temiscouata||Temiscouata Jct (Edmundston)||Riviere du Loup|
Some of the above subdivisions still exist under different names – for example the Grand Falls and Chipman subdivisions are now the Napadogan subdivision.