Transport Canada would like to modify the Grade Crossings Regulations

Current status: Closed

Open on January 4, 2021, closed on February 3, 2021

The Grade Crossings Regulations and Grade Crossings Standards help improve safety by setting broad and enforceable safety standards for both new and existing grade crossings in Canada.

The regulations require any railway company, road authority or private owner of an existing crossing to comply with the requirements of the regulations by November 28, 2021.

Over the past year, stakeholders have expressed concerns about the deadline and their ability to meet the requirements.

Join in: how to participate

Share your ideas

Register at Let's Talk Transportation to provide your comments on discussion questions.

Who is the focus of this consultation?

All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultations. Those with a particular interest may include:

  • Railway companies
  • Road authorities
  • Private owners

Key questions for discussion

  • Do you support helping public and private grade crossing owners by changing the Grade Crossings Regulations so that very low -risk crossings don't need to meet some of the requirements of the regulations?
  • Given the amount of work left to do on grade crossings, do you support helping public and private grade crossing owners by extending the deadline to comply with the requirements of the Grade Crossings Regulations? These extensions would use a risk-based approach.

Related information

Contact us

For information about safety at your grade crossing, contact the regional offices listed below:

For additional information contact Rail Safety Consultations (TC)

Telephone: 613-998-2985
Toll-free: 1-844-897-RAIL (1-844-897-7245)
Facsimile: 613-990-7767

Transport Canada Regional Offices Contact Information:

Pacific: 604-666-0011
Prairie and Northern: 1-888-463-0521
Ontario: 416-973-9820
Quebec: 514-633-3400
Atlantic: 506-851-7040