Alberta Midland Railway Terminal (AMRT) is a rail logistics centre strategically located in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. We provide third party rail logistics services to world-class industrial, energy and agricultural customers.

The terminal is located west of the Town of Lamont within Lamont County.

AMRT offers private rail yard services such as:

  • Custom switching and staging of single cars, car blocks, and unit trains.
  • Reserved rail car storage spots– short to medium term placements with excellent local connecting service is our specialty.
  • Unreserved rail car storage.
  • Rail car inspections and running repair services.
  • Locomotive storage and repair services.
  • A general transloading and product lay down area.
  • Rail car billing, logistics services, rail service coordination.
  • On site rail safety and live rail operations training centre.

AMRT, through its subsidiaries Canadian Northern Plains Rail Services and Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services, offer a number of integrated services that include:

  • Mobile car repair, inspection and maintenance.
  • Dedicated repair tracks at AMRT for large car repair programs.
  • Locomotive procurement, leasing, inspection, repair and regular maintenance programs.
  • Experienced and established provider of industrial and short line railway safety training – provided on customer sites across Canada.
  • Safety audits and management system development.
  • Operating and safety rule development and monitoring.
  • Rail yard operations and field mentoring.



Rail Logistics in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is Canada’s largest hydro-carbon processing centre, and rail transportation is critical to the region.

Corporate Development, Permitting, and Construction

Once the strategic lands that AMRT now owns in Lamont County were acquired, AMRT gathered a group of shareholders and equity partners to develop Phase 1 of a rail logistics centre, partnering with CN and two key anchor clients. After a successful community consultation and receipt of development permits from Lamont County, construction began on the rail yard in July of 2016.

The Dream Becomes Reality

Phase 1 of AMRT – a reserved rail car storage facility – became operational in 2017. A small expansion was completed in 2019. Mobile rail car servicing and repair work can be conducted on site, and specialty switching services are offered.

Phase 2 and the Future

With Phase 2 of AMRT completed in 2020, AMRT has access to both major Canadian rail carriers and is privileged to serve a growing number of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland based LPG, refining, chemical, agricultural, and industrial shippers. AMRT can offer further property for industrial development. We would be pleased to be of service to you. Call us today to discuss your interests.

AMRT is proudly operated by Canadian Northern Plains Rail Services (“CNPRS”). CNPRS along with its sister company Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services are part of the AMRT corporate family. CNPRS enjoys a strategic alliance with the Northern Plains Rail Companies, which operate a successful 350-route-mile regional railway in Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as provide a suite of rail services to clients across the Midwest and in western Canada.