US President Donald Trump has issued a presidential border crossing permit for the Alaska – Alberta Railway Corporation’s (A2A Rail) $17bn Alaska – Alberta railway line.
The proposed route connects Alaska’s deep-water ports and the existing Alaska Railroad network to Canadian railroads through northern Alberta.
Construction on the project A2A railway line is planned to complete by 2025 and is scheduled to be fully operational in 2026. Soft construction on the project will commence this year.
Located between Alaska and Yukon, the A2A border crossing will provide a “missing link” between Alaska and the North American railway system.
It will ensure the free flow of freight from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska.