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Saturday, Sunday - BY APPOINTMENT
Monday - Friday - 8:00 - 17:00

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Inquiries - 519-766-7121
EMERGENCIES - 1-844-837-5679


The GJR has the lowest short line rates in Ontario as well as being lower than class 1 carriers. Please contact us for our rate sheet for full details.

Safety Record

Quality People – Quality Service

Safety at the GJR is more than a mantra; it’s a way of life. In conjunction with Goderich-Exeter Railway (GEXR), the GJR has one of the best safety records in the industry. Other facts about GEXR and GJR safety:

  • GEXR and GJR are compliant with Transport Canada safety standards.
  • GEXR invests regularly in the updating and maintenance of their railway equipment.
  • GEXR provides trained and qualified employees.
  • GJR invests approximately 22% of revenue back into infrastructure yearly, to consistently improve the safety and quality of the railway and ensure the safe delivery of your products.
  • In 2022, the Canadian Region of Genesee & Wyoming which includes GEXR and GJR, received best safety performance and most improved safety performance compared to its sister operating regions across North America and Europe.

Learn more about community rail safety engagement at the City of Guelph web site.

Strategic Location

Guelph’s location makes it ideal for your company. What’s our advantage?

At the centre of Canada’s Innovation Corridor. The Corridor is the second largest technology cluster in North America. From startups to multinationals, and software to advanced manufacturing companies, The Corridor is the major hub of economic activity in the country.

Currently operating on 38.6 km of track, the GJR boasts connection on two sides to both Canadian class 1 carriers, CN and CP.

Easy access to all forms of transportation


Approximately 12 minutes from the 401.


Access to five international airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Region of Waterloo International Airport, Hamilton International Airport, and the London International Airport.


Access to two major shipping ports: Port of Toronto, and the Hamilton Shipping Port.

Easy access to the US market

  • Within 150km of four US road border crossings (one in Fort Erie, three in Niagara Falls).
  • Within 300km of three more road border crossings (one in Sarnia, two in Windsor).
  • Within 300km of a dedicated commercial truck ferry (Windsor).
  • Within 300km of a dedicated freight train tunnel (Windsor).

Customer Service

We’re here for you and your company and our team is dedicated to moving your goods as quickly and efficiently as possible. We offer rail service 5 days a week and weekend and holiday service is available by request. To ensure smooth delivery of service, we offer up to two switches per day.
Over the years, we’ve received recognition for our outstanding service and on time requests for delivery.

And if you need something specific for your business, we’re in a position to make the required capital investments to support customer projects and expansions.

To make a long story short, we’re in this business to create and grow long-term relationships with our customers. Rail is proven to reduce costs when compared to truck transport and we’re here to make sure your company sees those financial benefits. We want to help you succeed any way we can!

Solutions Designed for You and Your Business

We’re here for you from start of your project to a finished facility. If you are looking at constructing a new facility or expanding an existing facility, our industrial development manager will guide you through each step of the process. For rail-specific solutions, we have the rail expertise to design track layouts to meet your needs.

Beyond what the GJR offers, the City of Guelph is here to help you on your journey. Contact us, the City of Guelph Economic Development Services, or Grow Guelph for more details.

Map of Lines

Map of Guelph Junction Railway lines

Contact Form


City Hall, Second Floor
1 Carden St.
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 3A1
Telephone: (519) 836-4848