C-P Rail has placed six branch lines in Western Canada on its network plan for discontinuance.

Ed Greenberg with CP says 4 of the lines are in Saskatchewan, one in Alberta, and the other in Manitoba.

"We came to the difficut decision that the Glenbourough line between Grasswell and Nessbit is one that is no longer viable for our company to operate over the long term. Certainly we're prepared to sit down with a short line or a community group that may be interested in continuing to operate that section of line."

Greenberg notes only a handful of cars have moved on the section of track over the last number of years.

He says before the 63 miles can be taken out of service, it must be offered for sale to shortline operators and then to government. This process can take up to 3 years.