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April 2015

Union Station commuter dragged to death under train


CBC News A fatal accident unfolded on a train platform in Toronto when a man became caught on a passing train and ended up underneath it, police said Wednesday. The commuter was walking on a platform at Toronto’s Union Station … Continue reading

30 April 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Operation Lifesaver wants you to think danger when you see railway tracks


Rail Safety Week starts April 27. When you See Tracks Think danger OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ – Too many Canadians die or get injured each year on railway tracks where they have no business being. “When people see tracks, we … Continue reading

27 April 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


Minister Raitt launches Rail Safety Week with new funding for railway crossing improvements


Improving safety for Canadians at rail crossings across the country Ottawa – Transport Canada The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched Rail Safety Week and announced new funding for railway crossing improvements. This year, Transport Canada will provide … Continue reading



Minister Leitch appoints arbitrator for bargaining dispute between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference


OTTAWA, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ – On April 20, 2015, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, appointed the Honourable George W. Adams as the mediator/arbitrator between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company … Continue reading

24 April 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Quebec to abolish AMT: report


Montreal Gazette The Quebec government is planning to abolish the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and replace it with two new entities, the Réseau des transports métropolitains (RTM) and the Agence régionale de transport (ART), Radio-Canada reported. The government will announce … Continue reading

24 April 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Minister Raitt issues Emergency Directive to slow trains transporting dangerous goods


Stricter requirements to safeguard the communities along our railway lines April 23, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada Today, the Honourable Minister Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued an Emergency Directive to railway companies concerning the safe and secure transportation of … Continue reading

23 April 2015 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Canadian National Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reach new collective agreements – Minister Leitch congratulates both parties


OTTAWA, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference on the renewal of their collective agreements. These … Continue reading

23 April 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Day of Mourning


Source: Don Ashley – TCRC National Legislative Director   Advocating for improved rail safety  On April 28th we pay our respects and remember our Brothers and Sisters who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. … Continue reading

23 April 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver, Railways | Leave a comment


Rail Safety Week 2015


How many limbs can you live without?   Every year, approximately 100 Canadians die or suffer serious injuries on railway tracks they should not be on. Everyday choices like wearing headphones, taking a photo, taking a shortcut can cut your … Continue reading

23 April 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


CP caused over 110 train delays on Vaudreuil-Hudson line in 2014: AMT


Anthony Abbondanza – West Island Chronicle © Hugo Lemay Ridership on the Vaudreuil-Hudson line fell two per cent, from 2013 to 2014, according to the AMT.   The number of trains on the Vaudreuil-Hudson line delayed as a result of … Continue reading

23 April 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment