CN Chicago, IL

Entrance Gate: 16800 South Center St., Harvey, IL 60426 | Google MapWebsite | Interstate Access: I-57, I-80/I-294, I-94 | MAFC Corridors: I-57, I-80, I-94

Canadian National’s (CN) Chicago Intermodal Terminal (HRV) is located in Harvey, Illinois. It is also referred to as CN Harvey or CN Gateway. This terminal is one of two CN intermodal terminals in Chicago. The other is CN Joliet.

HRV is a TOFC-COFC facility handling containers and trailers and is located off I-80 and I-294. This terminal is also located within the I-57 corridor. The HRV terminal includes Markham Yard where CN handles automobile warehousing, distribution, and accessorization services (CN Autoport-Markham).

According to the 2013 National Transportation Atlas Database, The CN Chicago Subdivision runs through this intermodal terminal. Amtrak, Metra, and Norfolk Southern have trackage rights over this route.

Heavy commercial vehicle counts (Truck AADT) are available from the Illinois Highway Information System (2012) for some of the intermodal connectors and National Highway System (NHS) roads to this facility.

HRV is the primary focus of the Logistics Park Calumet (LPC) initiative—a cargo oriented development (COD) spearheaded by the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation. This effort focuses on attracting business to underutilized land and vacant brownfields in the area.

The CN Kirk Yard in Gary, IN serves as the major classification yard and hub for intermodal traffic in the Chicago area. CN Chicago serves as a spoke to this hub.

Intermodal Connectors

The following roads are classified National Highway System (NHS) intermodal connectors:

  • 167th Street
  • 171st Street
  • Center Street
  • Halsted Street

Intermodal Lanes

This terminal services the following locations according to the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council Logistics Database.

  • Calgary, AB: 27th Street (C27)
  • Detroit, MI: Moterm (MOT)
  • Edmonton, AB: Edmonton (EDM)
  • Halifax, NS: Halifax (HFX)
  • Jackson, MS: Richland (RLD)
  • Lewiston, ME: Maine Intermodal (AUB)
  • Memphis, TN: Memphis Intermodal Terminal (ALC)
  • Moncton, NB: Gordon Yard (GDN)
  • Montreal, QC: Taschereau Yard (TAS)
  • New Orleans, LA: Mays Yard (MAY)
  • Prince George, BC: Prince George (PGE)
  • Prince Rupert, BC: Prince Rupert (PRU)
  • Saskatoon, SK: Chappell Yard (CHP)
  • Toronto, ON: Brampton (BPT)
  • Vancouver, BC: Surrey (SUR)
  • Winnipeg, MB: Plessis (KNS)

Lift Counts

Lift counts reported by railroads to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

  • 2012: 440,000
  • 2011: 335,000
  • 2010: 300,000
  • 2009: 370,000

Warehousing and Distribution

The following map shows the locations of automotive distribution, warehouses, and distribution centers in the vicinity of the CN Chicago facility. CN is planning to turn part of its 500 acre Chicago (Harvey) yard into 2 million square feet of warehouse space. Source: ESRI’s Business Analyst 2012 dataset & CN.

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