Our Story

Today’s Canada is the result of a strong vision for a standardized, reliable coast-to-coast transportation network.  Despite advances in transportation, rail is as pivotal as ever in moving people and freight.

Universal Rail Systems operates on three principles:

  • Building Canada’s Future;
  • Creating Value; and
  • Doing It Right.

Our story begins with Building Canada’s Future. 

Whether you’re a Class 1 Railway with operations throughout Canada or an industrial moving commodities out of a port terminal or rail yard, you’re part of something truly Canadian – Canada’s railway network covering more than 49,000 kilometers. 

Universal Rail Systems is proudly Canadian, and proud of its ability to serve railway operators in any location and on any size project throughout the nation.

From day one, we made a commitment to operate as a trans-Canada company that ensures that every railway operator has access to excellence in railway services and project solutions.  

It continues with Creating Value.

You’re the judge of good value.  This is why we equate Creating Value with exceeding your expectations.

It's our ability to consistently exceed expectations that make Universal Rail Systems Canada’s #1 choice for services and solutions.

Our success starts with understanding the railway industry.  Our team is made up of railway professionals who average more than 20 years experience.  They know that safety, quality and sustainability are imperative.  They also know that delivering projects and contracts on-time and within budget is your bottom line.   If we can sum it up, our team members are experts in exceeding expectations.  And our clients return over and over again to put us to the test.

Creating Value is also the reason that we extend our civil management services from railway into the oil & gas and mining sectors.  With the expertise, project management skills, and heavy equipment to get the jobs done, our people are working to make a difference wherever our strengths allow.

Of course, this story has no ending.  It will only grow further by Doing It Right.

Doing It Right sums up everything about Universal Rail Systems.  It’s why we work, how we work, and what we do.

We understand your needs and then we do the job right, every time. 

It’s the reason that we’ve been able to build a company that offers a full spectrum of integrated, turnkey railway services and solutions as well as cross-sector civil management solutions.  It’s the reason that we’ve gained the capacity, team and equipment to scale our operations across this great nation.  It’s the reason that we’re the right choice for you. 

You give us a challenge and we’ll exceed your expectations for a solution by Doing It Right.