Canadian Pacific Railway is ceasing operations on a portion of Southwest Saskatchewan Rail Line.

CPR cites low traffic volume and new grain marketing trends as their reasons for looking to discontinue operating along the Gravelbourg line, which covers approximately 53.8 miles between the Mossbank Junction and Hodgeville.

Spokesperson for the CPR, Ed Greenberg, says that even though their company is looking at discontinuing operations along that portion of track, opportunity is there for another group to step forward.

Along with Gravelbourg, five other lines altogether from Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan have been put on CPR’s three-year discontinuance plan.