List of rail yards

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This article is a List of important Rail yards in geographical order. These listed may be termed Classification, Freight, Marshalling, Shunting, or Switching yards, which are cultural terms generally meaning the same thing no matter which part of the world's railway traditions originated the term of art.

Cited are important marshalling yards for the formation of freight/goods trains, and/or with a large volume of traffic, and/or with a very extensive track systems; including classification yards, hump yards, freight handling yards, and intermodal (container) terminals.


  • Names of the nearest cities etc. are presented in the common usage, and shown first followed by a colon, unless the specific yard name is known (which will be presented in the form native to their country. possibly transliterated)
  • If known, the number of tracks are shown in brackets, with two numbers e.g. (xx + xx) for yards with 'up' and 'down' lines.
  • This article does not amount to an exhaustive list, and may never be complete.
  • Yards marked with a star (asterisk) may no longer be in use.
  • The nearest city of town is given first: if the yard has a well known name that differs.

North and Central America[edit]


From west to east
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Coquitlam Yard (CP, Intermodal and Marshalling)
    • Thornton Yard (CN, Intermodal and Marshalling)
    • North Vancouver Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
    • Kamloops CP Yard (CP, Marshalling)
    • Kamloops CN Yard (CN, Intermodal and Marshalling)
  • Golden, British Columbia
    • Golden Yard (CP, Coal Staging Yard)
  • Edmonton, Alberta
    • Cloverbar Yard (CN, Marshalling)
    • D.L. MacDonald Yard (ETS)
    • McBain Yard (CN, Intermodal)
    • Strathcona Yard (CP, Intermodal and Marshalling)
    • Walker Yard (CN, Hump Yard)
  • Calgary, Alberta
    • Alyth Yard (CP, Hump Yard)
    • Shepard Yard (CP, Intermodal)
    • Sacree Yard (CN, Intermodal and Marshalling)
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
    • Moose Jaw Yard (CP, Marshalling)
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
    • Regina Yard (CP, Intermodal and Marshalling)
    • Warell Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    • Saskatoon Yard (CN, Intermodal and Marshalling)
    • Sutherland Yard (CP, Intermodal and Marshalling)
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Manitoba Yard (BNSF Manitoba)
    • East Yard (CN, now the Forks)*
    • Fort Rouge Yard (CN)
      • Via Rail Winnipeg Maintenance Centre (Via Rail)
    • Greater Winnipeg Water District St. Boniface Yard (GWWDR)
    • North Transcona Yard (CP)
      • Central Manitoba Railway Yard (CEMR)
    • St. Boniface Yard (CPR)
    • Symington Yard (CN, Intermodal and Hump Yard)
    • Transcona Yard (CN)
    • Winnipeg Yard (CP, Intermodal and Hump Yard)
      • Weston Shops
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
    • Thunder Bay Yard (CP, Intermodal, Marshalling and Grain Staging)
    • Neebing Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Sudbury, Ontario
    • Sudbury Yard (CP, Marshalling)
    • Capreol Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    • Toronto Yard (CP, Hump Yard)
    • Don Yard (GO Transit layover facility, ex-CN Don Sorting Yard)
    • North Bathurst Yard (GO Transit layover facility)
    • Vaughan Intermodal Terminal (CP, Intermodal)
    • MacMillan Yard (CN, Hump Yard)
    • Brampton Intermodal Terminal (CN, Intermodal)
    • Lambton/West Toronto Yards (CP, Marshalling)
    • Willowbrook Yard Facility (GO Transit Passenger Yard)
    • Toronto Maintenance Facility (TMC)/Mimico Yard (Via Rail Passenger Yard, CN Marshaling)
    • Oakville (CN, Marshalling)
    • Aldershot (CN, Marshalling)
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • London, Ontario
    • Quebec St. Yard (CP, Marshalling)
    • London Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Sarnia, Ontario
    • Sarnia Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Englehart, Ontario (ONR, Marshalling)
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Walkley Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Montreal, Quebec
    • Taschereau Yard (CN, Intermodal and Marshalling – former hump yard)
    • St. Luc Yard (CP, Marshalling, Expressway)
    • Lachine (CP, Intermodal)
    • Hochelaga Yard (CP, Intermodal)
    • Turcot (CN, Intermodal – Abandoned)
    • Rivière-des-Prairies (CN, Marshalling)
    • Southwark Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Farnham, Quebec (MMA, Marshalling)
  • Trois-Rivières, Quebec (CFQG, Marshalling)
  • Saint-Georges [Mauricie,] Quebec
    • Garneau Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Quebec City, Quebec
    • Joffre Yard (CN, Marshalling)
    • Sainte-Foy (CN, Marshalling)
    • Henri-IV Yard (CFQG, Marshalling)
    • Limoilou (CN/CFC, Marshalling)
  • Mont-Joli, Quebec (CN, Marshalling)
  • La Tuque, Quebec
    • Fitzpatrick Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Richmond, Quebec (CN/SLQ, Marshalling)
  • Moncton, New Brunswick
    • Gordon Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Saint John, New Brunswick
    • Island Yard (CN/NBSR, Marshalling/Intermodal)
    • Dever Rd. Yard (NBSR, Marshalling)
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    • Rockingham Yard (CN, Marshalling)
  • Truro, Nova Scotia (CN/CBNS, Marshalling)
  • Stellarton, Nova Scotia (CBNS, Marshalling)

United States by states[edit]

By state in alphabetical order:

  • Connecticut
    • New Haven: Cedar Hill Yard (CSX/Providence & Worcester)
  • Illinois
    • Champaign: Champaign Yard (CN)
    • Chicago area
      • 14th Street Coach Yard (Metra)
      • 47th Street Yard (NS, intermodal)
      • 59th Street Yard (CSX, intermodal, switched by Chicago Rail Link)
      • Ashland Avenue Yard (NS, carload freight)
      • Aurora (Metra commuter coach yard for BNSF route)
      • Barr Yard (CSX)
      • Bedford Park Yard (CSX, intermodal, switched by Chicago Rail Link)
      • Bensenville Yard (CP)
      • Blue Island Yard (Indiana Harbor Belt)
      • Burnham Yard (South Shore Freight)
      • Burr Oak Yard (Iowa Interstate / Chicago Rail Link)
      • Calumet Yard (NS)
      • Clearing Yard (BRC, Hump Yard, Intermodal. Marshalling)
      • Cicero Yard (BNSF, intermodal)
      • Commercial Avenue Yard (BRC)
      • Corwith Yards (BNSF, Intermodal)
      • East Joliet Yard (Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, now CN)
      • Eola Yard (BNSF)
      • Glenn Yard (CN)
      • Global I (UP, intermodal)
      • Global II (UP, intermodal)
      • Global III (UP, intermodal)
      • Global IV (UP, intermodal)
      • Irondale Yard (Chicago Rail Link)
      • Landers Yard (NS, intermodal)
      • Logistics Park (BNSF, intermodal)
      • Homewood (Harvey): Markham Yard (CN)
      • Schiller Park Yard (CP)
      • South Chicago Yard (South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railroad)
      • Proviso Yard (UP Hump Yard, Intermodal, Marshalling)
      • Western Avenue (Metra commuter coach yards, formerly two separate yards, C&NW, now UP, Milwaukee Road)
      • Willow Springs (BNSF, intermodal)
      • Yard Center (UP)
    • Decatur: Decatur Yard [NS)
    • Dupo: Dupo Yard (UP)
    • East Peoria, Illinois: East Peoria Yard (TZPR)
    • East Peoria, Illinois: East Peoria Yard (Toledo, Peoria & Western)
    • East Saint Louis: Gateway Yard (64)(Alton and Southern Railway - Hump Yard)
    • Galesburg: Galesburg Yard (BNSF – Hump Yard)
    • Havana: Quiver Yard (Illinois & Midland Railroad)
    • Kankakee: Kankakee Yard (NS)
    • Ottawa: Fremont Street Yard (IR)
    • Madison: Madison Yard (TRRA)
    • Pekin: Powerton Yard (Illinois & Midland Railroad)
    • Silvis: Silvis Yard (Iowa Interstate)
    • Springfield: Shops Yard (Illinois & Midland Railroad)
  • Louisiana
    • Alexandria:
      • Alexandria Yard (KCS)
      • Alexandria Yard (UP)
    • Baton Rouge area:
      • Addis Yard (UP)
      • Baton Rouge Yard (CN)
      • Baton Rouge Yard (KCS)
      • Geismar Yard (CN)
    • Lafayette:
      • Lafayette North Yard (BNSF)
      • Lafayette South Yard (BNSF)
    • Lake Charles area:
      • Edgerly Plastic Yard (UP)
      • Lake Charles Yard (UP)
    • Livonia: Livonia Yard (UP)
    • New Orleans area:
      • Avondale Yard (BNSF and UP)
      • Destrahan Yard (CN)
      • Gentilly Yard (CSX)
      • Mays Yard (CN)
      • New Orleans Yard (KCS)
      • Oliver Yard (NS)
      • France Yard (NOPB)
  • Oregon
    • Hermiston: Hinkle Yard (UP)
    • Portland
      • Albina Yard (UP)
      • Brooklyn Yard (UP)
      • Willbridge Yard (BNSF)
      • Lake Yard (BNSF/UP/PTRR)
      • Terminal 6/East St. John (BNSF)
  • Wisconsin
    • Altoona: Altoona Yard (UP)
    • Butler: Butler Yard (UP)
    • Fond du Lac: Shops Yard (CN)
    • Janesville: Janesville Yard (Wisconsin & Southern Railroad)
    • Milwaukee: Mitchell Street Yard
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: North Milwaukee Yard (Wisconsin & Southern Railroad)
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Muskego Yard (CP)
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: National Avenue Yard
    • Portage: Portage Yard (CP)



British Isles[edit]

North Wall yard in Dublin is used for loading per way materials trains and stabling unused stock. Also host a small wagon repair shop used to maintain ore and container wagons.

Nordic countries[edit]

Baltic states and Kaliningrad oblast[edit]

Eastern Europe[edit]

  • Belarus
    • Maladsetschna: (11)
    • Minsk: (marshalling yard) (21)
    • Orscha: (at main station) (12?)
    • Mahiljou: (on the Dnepr river) (16)
    • Schlobin:
    • Homel: (unusual bilateral yard, with two marshalling sections on different lines) Homel'-Nečetnyj line (21), Minsk and Homel'-Četnyj (12) tracks in the direction of the route from Brest
    • Baranawitschy: (located at central station) (15)
    • Brest-Vostočny : 'Eastern' (10 + 13)
    • Brest -Severny 'northern' (12 + 12): Dual gauge system
  • Ukraine
    • Konotop
    • Kiev: Darnytsia (24 + 18)
    • Kowel: Kovel' (11)
    • Lvov: Klepariv (19), L'viv-Zachod (Western railway station) (20)
    • Tschop: Čop (16), Vuzlovoje (16)
    • Schmerynka/Winnyzja: Žmerynka-Podil's'ka, Žmerynka-Vantažnaja (railway station) (22?)
    • Snamjanka: Znam'janka-Sortuval'na (marshalling yard) (28)
    • Krementschuk: Kremenčuk-Čeredniki
    • Poltava: Poltava-Pivdenna-Sortuval'na (southern marshalling yard) (21)
    • Kharkov: Osnova (28 + 20), Charkiv-Sortuval'nyj (22)
    • Kupjansk: Kup'jans'k-Sortuval'nyj (bilateral yard 24? + 16?)
    • Donbass:
      • Krasnyj Lyman: (zweiseitig, 33 + 24)
      • Horliwka: Mykytjivka (15 + 17)
      • Debalzewe: Debal'ceve-Sortuval'na (28 + 23)
      • Ilowajsk: Ilovajs'k (17 + 12)
      • Donetsk: Yasynuvata-Sortuval'na (32 + 42)
      • Krasnoarmijs'k
    • Wolnowacha: Volnovacha (20)
    • Saporischschja: Zaporižžja-Live (22)
    • Dnipropetrowsk: Nyžn'odniprovs'k-Vuzol (railway junction) (31 + 16)
    • Krywyj Rih: Kryvyj Rih-Sortuval'nyj (marshalling yard) (21)
    • Odessa: Odessa-Sortuval'na, Odessa-Zastava I (22)
    • Rosdilna: Rozdil'na-Sortuval'na (28)
    • Mykolajiw: Mykolajiv-Sortuval'nyj (18)
    • Dschankoj: Džankoj (24)
  • Moldova

Central Europe[edit]


In Germany due to ongoing rationalisation it is likely that some yards will close. The ones likely to continue in operation are marked in bold.

Benelux countries[edit]


Alpine countries[edit]

Southeastern Europe[edit]

Southern Europe[edit]




Volga Region
Siberian and Far east


  • Mughalsarai Railway Yard
  • Asansol Railway Yard
China (mainland)
Hong Kong
  • Ho Tung Lau Depot – maintenance facility for East Rail line
  • Pat Heung Depot – maintenance facility for West Rail line
  • Siu Ho Wan Depot – for Tung Chung line
  • Hung Hum Yard
  • Shatin Freight Yard
  • Hung Hom Freight Freight Terminus/Yard
  • Kowloon Freight Yard
  • Mongkok Freight Yard
  • Lo Wu Freight and Marshalling Yard
  • Ho Man Tin Freight Terminal
  • Sheung Shui Slaughter House
  • Pat Heung Depot
  • Tai Wai Maintenance Centre
  • Ho Tung Lau Depot
  • Fo Tan Goodsyard
South Korea
  • Busan : Busan Rail Yard, Busan High Speed Rail Yard (77, Gaya station)
  • Daejeon : Daejeon Rail Yard (60, Daejeon Yard station)
  • Goyang : Seoul High Speed Rail Yard (Haengsin station)
  • Jecheon : Jecheon Rail Yard (70, Jecheon Yard station)
  • Seoul : Seoul Rail Yard (102, Susaek station)
Sri Lanka




New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]


  • Uvaranas

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Terence Richard Gourvish (1986), British Railways, 1948-73: a business history, p. 289. Cambridge University Press ISBN 0-521-26480-4
  2. ^ Russell Haywood (2009), Railways, Urban Development and Town Planning in Britain: 1948-2008, p. 128. Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 0-7546-7392-8
  3. ^ Further Reading: Michael Rhodes (1989), The Illustrated History of British Marshalling Yards. OPC Railprint. ISBN 0-86093-367-9
  4. ^ Connected Facilities Details, Network Rail, 2009