Port Colborne Harbour Railway

Since its inception in June 1997, the Port Colborne Harbour Railway (PCHR) has been building a strong client base through consistent and dependable rail service. PCHR has grown to become an integral part of the community and the Region of Niagara.

The PCHR, with its routes in the Niagara Region, provides responsive railway service to customers in Port Colborne, Welland, Thorold and St. Catharines, Ontario. Through interchange with Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPRS),customers are connected to the vast North American railway network and marketplace.

Territory Description

Trackage consists of CN's former secondary and branch lines in the Niagara Region, west of the Welland Canal, including the Canal, Cayuga and Thorold Subdivisions and the Port Colborne, Government, Lakeshore, West Welland and Fonthill Spurs.     View Map

Total Weight on Rail

Certain segments of PCHR are capable of handling 286,000lb. Outside of those segments, maximum total weight limit on rail is 263,000lb.

Scale Facilities

PCHR has a rail scale located at Feeder Yard which can accomodate all standard rail cars. Weights can be faxed or emailed per customer requirements.

Transload and Distibution Facilities

PCHR Transload and Distribution Facilities

Car Storage

Rail car storage is available on PCHR. Please contact our administrative office at 905-735-5529 for more infomation.

Interchange Location

CN and CPRS - Feeder (Rule 260: FEEDE) [SPLC 45502]

Rail Service

PCHR normally provides service to customers five days per week, Monday to Friday. Weekend service is offered on demand. Traffic is interchanged the same day.

Freight Rates

Trillium Railway is a terminal switch carrier. Our switch charges are included in the Class 1 rates to our stations.

Principle Commodities Handled

Biodiesel, glycerine, vegetable oil, wheat, mustard seed, scrap metal, woodpulp, corn syrup & sweeteners, steam boilers and vessels, steel billet, steel ingots and fabricated steel parts.

Principal Customers Served

ADM MillingPort Colborne, ON
Jungbunzlauer CanadaPort Colborne, ON
Port Colborne Grain TerminalPort Colborne, ON
Riverland AgPort Colborne, ON
Dunn PaperSt. Catharines, ON
International Marine SalvageSt. Catharines, ON
Kemira ChemicalsSt. Catharines, ON
TIW Steel PlateworksSt. Catharines, ON
TrenergySt. Catharines, ON
W.P. WarehousingSt. Catharines, ON
ASW Steel IncWelland, ON
Atlantic BiodieselWelland, ON
SLM RecyclingWelland, ON
VerbioWelland, ON
Vesuvius CanadaWelland, ON