OVERVIEW - Conceptual Planning & Design

What you need to know

Since 2012, Dominion Railway Services has worked with many clients throughout Canada and Midwestern United States, developing conceptual plans to design new and expand existing industrial rail facilities. We have created operating plans and provided guidance to clients on economic feasibility, practical operations, safety, and productivity.

Our conceptual plans help clients understand how rail can support their business, what types of designs are possible to suit their site footprints and connecting railway operations, and what is required to expand rail infrastructure at facilities already served by rail.

Our clients include:

  • Rail Shippers
  • Industrial Railway Operators
  • Energy & Agricultural Sectors
  • General Merchandise Sectors

Why Choose Us?

We are a small but experienced group of rail professionals who work together with clients to plan and implement rail capacity expansion, develop operational solutions, and support engineering design for expansion or new projects. We provide expertise to those new to or with limited knowledge of the railway industry, and to those with an interest in rail industrial development. 

We have extensive experience in:

  • Management and operation of Class 1 railways, both over the road and in yards and terminals
  • Transportation and network management at Class 1 railways
  • Rail network planning and capacity expansion
  • Industrial development planning and expansion work with third parties and customers
  • Shortline and regional railway operations and management
  • Railway business development and marketing
  • Railway operating practices, safety management, operational audits, and education
  • Transportation supply chain study, evaluation, and planning
  • Transportation marketing and sales approaches
  • Market development and economic research and analysis
Dedicated Team
Trusted Experience
Safety First
Focus On Integrity

Projects in the field

Industrial Operations

DRS provided the conceptual track design for Phase 1, together with an operating plan and comprehensive project management services for Alberta Midland Railway Terminal.

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Industrial Operations

Agricultural Sector

DRS provided conceptual track design, operating plans, and led the co-ordination and development of safety and operations procedures for GrainsConnect Canada – Vegreville.

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Agricultural Sector