Alaska-Canada Rail Link Study


The Alaska-Canada Rail Link Study considered the feasibility of constructing the proposed rail link between Fairbanks and the CN Mainline between Prince George and Prince Rupert. The risk analysis included assessments of environmental and terrain features, geotechnical and First Nation concerns, together with scheduling and costs. The services provided with Shirocca consulting were part of a major US Federal Government study of the Alaska-Canada Rail Link supervised by the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, with the Van Horne Institute providing Canadian input.

Scope of Services:

  • Managed technical project teams,
  • Provided technical reviews and risk assessments.


Van Horne Institute / Shirocca Consulting,



Capital Cost:

$8 billion

Delivery Model:

To be determined

Dates of Assignment: