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CN announces deal to acquire Iowa Northern Railway

CN rail trains are shown at the CN MacMillan Yard in Vaughan, Ont., on June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

MONTREAL — CN says it's acquiring Iowa Northern Railway, pending regulatory review. 

In a press release Wednesday, CN says it has signed and closed an agreement to acquire the railway, which serves upper Midwest agricultural and industrial markets. 

The Iowa railway operates approximately 275 track miles in Iowa connecting to CN's U.S. rail network. 

CN says the transaction "represents a meaningful opportunity to support the growth of local business by creating single-line service to North American destinations." 

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

CN says a decision from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board regarding the decision is expected in the new year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2023.

Companies in this story: (TSX:CNR)

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misstated when CN issued its press release.

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