Canadian National Railway to invest C$340 million in British Columbia

FILE PHOTO: A Canadian National Railway train travels westward on a track in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

(Reuters) - Canadian National Railway said on Wednesday it would invest about C$340 million ($264.06 million) in British Columbia to expand its railway network and hire more crew in the province.

The expansion is part of the Canadian railroad operator’s C$3.4 billion capital program.

The company said around 1,250 new conductors will be on ground before winter.

(This story removes reference to tentative labor agreement wrongly attributed to the company in paragraph three)

Reporting by Akshara P in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur