CN Partners with Google Cloud to Modernize Railway Services and Deliver Enhanced Customer Experiences

Press Release

Canadian National Railway Company, a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler serving North America, and Google Cloud today announced a seven-year strategic partnership. As part of the partnership, CN and Google Cloud will collaborate on the following initiatives:

  • Enabling better connectivity and collaboration with customers and supply chain partners
  • Delivering new experiences for CN’s customers through co-innovation initiatives
  • Modernizing CN’s infrastructure in the cloud

“Our partnership with Google Cloud is central to our strategic plan, and reinforces our commitment to digitalizing scheduled railroading and building the premier railway of the 21st century by investing in technologies that deliver high-quality service to customers, improve safety, and create capacity. We are excited to work together to drive further innovation across our company and support our customers, employees, and supply chain partners.”

Dominique Malenfant, Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer, CN.

Jim Lambe, Managing Director, Google Cloud Canada commented, “We’re proud to partner with CN as it leverages technology to reimagine the future of the railway system.” 

Fact alert: Google Cloud along with its Italian partner company - Injenia had worked with Alstom - Italian Railway/ transportation company to cut down their maintenance costs for IT resources to 10 percent of the original budget; to reduce the time to provision new environments from months to minutes; and to improve cooperation of teams across the globe. Read that success story here.


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