Railways, grain companies and farm organizations met yesterday in Saskatoon.
The federal government requested the meeting to discuss rail service concerns.
There were no guarantees that grain transportation would improve this winter, but railways believe new locomotives, hopper cars and additional employees will make a difference.
Bill C-49 contains reciprocal penalties which would go into effect when expected rail service levels are not met.
There were suggestions that another meeting could be held this winter to evaluate grain transportation service.