Liricon/Plenary has investigated various mitigation alternatives to minimize CABR’s impact on wildlife. The Design Phase will be critical to determining the optimal wildlife impact mitigation approach, be it the adoption of fencing and wildlife crossings or the use of technology including both lighting and sound to warn wildlife of approaching trains. In the Design Phase, the potential of using this new technology and other mitigation strategies will be further pursued.
Construction of CABR within the CPKC corridor will allow for opportunities to improve wildlife mitigation for both the existing freight traffic and the new passenger trains.
The CABR construction strategy using existing CPKC Rail corridor to deliver construction personnel and material by rail minimizes the need for any construction access roads in Banff National Park.