VIP Rail

CC&L Infrastructure is partnered with Alpenglow Rail in the ownership and management of VIP Rail, a strategic short-line rail logistics business with two terminals located in Sarnia, Ontario.

VIP Rail provides critical first and last mile rail transportation and storage solutions to blue-chip corporate customers. As a leading provider of such services in the region, VIP Rail is ideally positioned to serve the needs of its growing customer base. In addition, the company has operations strategically located at the intersection of key pipeline and rail interchanges in close proximity to major Quebec, Ontario and U.S. demand centers.

Investment Highlights

Initial Investment Date

  • September 2019


  • Ontario, Canada


  • Rail


  • Operational

Cashflow Profile

  • Diversified revenue streams across several rail and logistic services
  • Highly contracted asset, typically under fixed-price service agreements and often with take-or-pay type arrangements


  • Safer, more environmentally efficient transport services as compared to conventional trucking
  • Managed under a best-in-class operating model, which is centered on customer service and safety
  • Impressive safety track record and winner of CN Safe Handling Award