The work is the latest step in the railway company's efforts to clear the derelict line, with the aim of resuming train usage by the fall.
The railway started the work when negotiations with the City of Vancouver to sell the land reached a standstill, after the city rezoned the land to restrict any future commercial or residential development.
"This work is to continue throughout the August and September. Our goal is to have the entire line ready for train operations in the fall," said CP director Mike LoVecchio in the letter.
The published list of herbicides that might be used include:
- Siloxylated polyether (spray adjuvant)