Company Profile


no9_overhead2The Essex Terminal Railway (ETR) is a switching (or short line) railway that runs from the east side of Windsor, ON through the Town of LaSalle and terminates in Amherstburg, ON.

The mainline of the ETR runs in a generally southwest direction for some 35 km in a route that roughly parallels the Detroit River that separates Windsor from Detroit, Michigan.

Incorporated in 1902, the ETR provides switching services for local customers engaged in the industrial, lumber, steel, agricultural, scrap metal, alcohol, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) industry sectors as well as serving our sister company, Morterm Limited with rail access for our Great Lakes transload facility, connecting these customers to CN, CP and CSX. With these direct connections, the ETR allows your cargo to travel to any point in the rail networks of Canada, the United States and Mexico.

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Commitment to Safety

The Essex Terminal Railway will conduct its activities in the communities of Windsor, LaSalle and Amherstburg in strict accordance with the rules and regulations of Transport Canada and other governing bodies, with the safety of our employees, our neighbours, the motoring public and pedestrians foremost in mind.

Our Safety Record

The ETR is proud of its record for safe operation in our community. That record is in no small measure connected to the fact that the ETR decided long ago that its trains would operate at 10 mph (16 km/h). While a “Go Slow” policy is no guarantee of safety for the general and motoring public, it is an important contribution to it.

The ETR proudly supports Operation Lifesaver, a North American effort to educate everyone about the importance of obeying crossing signals and the danger of trespassing on active rail lines.