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June 2015

Milton GO service could get a boost from a “missing link” freight rail route


Mississauga, Toronto, Cambridge and Milton are pooling their cash to study adding new tracks that would take traffic — and potentially hazardous freight — off the GO line. By: Tess Kalinowski Transportation reporter, Toronto Star Mississauga has joined Toronto, Milton … Continue reading

27 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Rail volume essentially flat through year’s first 24 weeks


Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief – Railway Age North American rail volume on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads for the first 24 weeks of 2015 was 16,950,429 carloads and intermodal units, flat compared with the same period … Continue reading

27 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP Rail alleged to have breached safety protocols


KAT SIENIUC – The Globe and Mail The president of the union that represents rail workers is alarmed by allegations in court documents that a CP Rail manager may have ordered a conductor to breach safety directives and park a … Continue reading

24 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Conservative senator urges defeat of union disclosure bill C-377


Quebec’s Diane Bellemare waging one-woman battle against union disclosure legislation By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Diane Bellemare is urging the discredited Senate to find redemption by doing its constitutional duty as the parliamentary chamber that represents the regions. The Conservative … Continue reading

24 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP disappointed with Minister of Transport’s comments on ongoing Transport Canada investigation


CALGARY, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ – Canadian Pacific (CP) is profoundly disappointed with the Minister of Transport’s comments regarding an ongoing investigation into an alleged breach in safety rules. Such comments undermine the reputations of hardworking employees who take pride in … Continue reading

24 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Nine Charged in Connection With 2013 Quebec Train Derailment


Eight parties charged with violating Rail Safety Act in Lac-Mégantic derailment By David George-Cosh – The Wall Street Journal Canada said Monday it had laid charges against nine parties in connection with the deadly derailment of a crude-carrying train in … Continue reading

22 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP train left without hand brakes above B.C. town: warrant


Transport Canada raids company headquarters over mountain incident involving 57rail cars   By Dave Seglins, John Nicol, CBC News CP Rail is facing allegations it parked a train of 57 loaded rail cars, some carrying dangerous goods, unattended in the dark on a mountain slope above … Continue reading

22 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canadian Pacific Railway upgrading London crossing where train and car collided in May


CPR: Not uncommon for drivers to race across tracks to beat a train, resulting in injuries in May By Dale Carruthers, The London Free Press The CPR says its move to install warning lights and barriers at the Piccadilly and … Continue reading

21 June 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Undetected wheel defect and resultant track damage led to January 2014 train derailment and fire in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick


Moncton, New Brunswick – In its investigation report (R14M0002) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a wheel with an undetected defect broke, leading to the January 2014 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National (CN) train … Continue reading

19 June 2015 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


Legislation to strengthen rail safety and accountability receives Royal Assent


OTTAWA /CNW/ – To enhance railway safety and make the rail industry and crude oil shippers more accountable to Canadians, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today that the Safe and Accountable Rail Act has received Royal Assent. … Continue reading

19 June 2015 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment