Safely delivering the best rail-based solutions

One of SRY's core values is service excellence provided by SRY's dedicated employees. The commitment of our people makes SRY stand above its competitors.

Gerald Linden, President, Southern Railway of British Columbia

Rail-based transporter of freight in British Columbia

Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited (SRY) is a major transporter of freight in British Columbia. SRY is based in New Westminster, B.C., and serves the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, providing seamless service and connections to markets throughout North America. SRY operates over 125 miles of track, and interchanges with four North American Class I railroads: Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian National Railway, BNSF Railway, and Union Pacific. Railroad






Carloads of Freight Annually

A cornerstone of the British Columbia transportation network since 1897

SRY plays a major role in the transportation supply chain linking industries across North America to British Columbia’s Pacific gateway. SRY also has a locomotive and railcar repair shops that provides contracted repair and rebuild services for Canadian and US customers. SRY has a proven track record for providing safe, reliable rail services to its valued customers.

Primary Industries Served:

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Consumer Goods

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Industrial Products

SVI Rail Link

Southern Railway of Vancouver Island Limited (SVI), is a subsidiary company operating over 140 miles of track on Vancouver Island. SVI offers freight service to points on Vancouver Island and connects to SRY and the continental North American rail network via SRY’s rail-barge service at the Annacis Rail Marine Terminal in Delta, BC.

Blue Water Rail Services

A sister company to SRY, Blue Water Rail Services Limited Partnership (BWRS) partners with transportation and supply chain customers and terminals to provide effective rail-based transportation solutions. BWRS offers a breadth of railway operational experience including terminal rail operations, logistics, switching services, engineering and mechanical services, railcar repair, and track and maintenance of way services to maximize the customers’ assets and support their capacity growth.

BWRS is based in New Westminster, BC, and provides services at customer locations in the Lower Mainland.

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Gerald Linden

A 15-year veteran of Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited (SRY) with over 25 years of railway industry expertise, Gerald Linden has helped the company expand its North American routes while maintaining SRY’s dedication to safe and efficient railroad operations.