The acquisition of Kansas City Southern by Canadian Pacific (for US$31 billion) has created a single-railroad link between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The merger was finally closed and celebrated with a final spike ceremony at Knoche Yard in Kansas City, Missouri. This is, at the moment, the only place where the two networks connect.
The newly presented CPKC logo is a modification of the 2017 logo of Canadian Pacific. It replaces the words “Canadian Pacific” with the initials of the three railways that comprise CPKC: KCS, CP, and KCSM.
Four new directors have been appointed to the board of Canadian Pacific Railway Company: David Garza-Santos, Antonio Garza, Henry Maier, and Janet Kennedy.
CPKC’s official name is Canadian Pacific Kansas City Limited. The company's common shares will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CP”. CPKC will be headquartered in Calgary, and full integration of the two companies is expected within the next three years.
The integration of CP and KCS is expected to take three years, during which CPKC will operate around 20,000 miles of rail and employ close to 20,000 people.