About the Continental Rail Gateway

The Continental Rail Gateway (CRG) operates the rail freight tunnel under the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor that was opened in 1909. It carries over 400,000 rail cars a year between the U.S. and Canada. It is a neutral tunnel meaning any railroad can use it. 

While this tunnel is in great shape, it is too small for the larger double-stacked 9’6” container trains and other modern rail cars. The CRG plans to build a replacement rail tunnel adjacent to the existing tunnel.

Once the CRG replacement rail tunnel is completed, all rail traffic, including large rail cars unable to pass through the existing rail tunnel, will be transferred to the replacement rail tunnel. Thus all types of rail traffic will be able to utilize the Montreal-Windsor-Detroit-Chicago corridor. The CRG replacement rail tunnel is a vital piece of transportation infrastructure that will ensure continued regional economic growth.

The CRG unites a public port authority, a leading North American railroad, and a global infrastructure investment firm. Click on a link below to learn about any of the coalition members.