Railway Administrative Monetary Penalties

Railway Administrative Monetary Penalties are fines issued by Transport Canada to corporations and individuals for contraventions to the Railway Safety Act, or regulations and rules made under the Act.

Below is a list of Railway Administrative Monetary Penalties issued by Transport Canada.

For more information about Railway Administrative Monetary Penalties, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

Date

Name of Corporation/
Individual

Violation/
Alleged
Violation

Region

Penalty

Additional Information

July 21, 2022

Canadian National Railway Company

1. On or about October 7 2021, in the vicinity of Montreal QC, or thereabouts, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with section 4.3 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection & Safety Rules (the Freight Car Safety Rules) that apply to CN, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act (the Act), namely by failing to ensure that a safety inspection of freight cars was performed by a certified car inspector on train 46921 07, prior to leaving the Taschereau yard.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $98,700

2. On or about October 11 2021 in the vicinity of Montreal QC, or thereabouts, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with section 4.3 of the Freight Car Safety Rules that apply to CN, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Act, namely by failing to ensure that a safety inspection of freight cars was performed by a certified car inspector on train 46921 11, prior to leaving the Taschereau yard.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $108,100

Quebec

$206,800.00

The company has 30 days to either pay the penalty amount or request a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

June 14, 2022

Canadian National Railway Company

Between June 14th and 18th 2021, or thereabouts, on the Sangudo subdivision from mile 62 to mile 167 and on the Westlock subdivision from mile 4.78 to mile 130 near Westlock and Whitecourt, Alberta, Canadian National Railway Company failed to ensure that a track inspector or track supervisor did undertake track inspections by such a method as to ensure the line of track is compliant with Part II Subpart D Track Structure, rule II (d), of the Rules Respecting Track Safety, thereby violating Part I section 6.1 of the TSR.

Administrative monetary penalty: $71,499

Between June 14th and 18th 2021, or thereabouts, on the Sangudo subdivision from mile 62 to mile 167 and on the Westlock subdivision from mile 4.78 to mile 130 near Westlock and Whitecourt, Alberta, Canadian National Railway Company operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D – Track Structure of the Rules Respecting Track Safety, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, namely while the subdivisions Class 3 conventional jointed tracks were not maintained as required, more precisely:
“i. a rail joint was not supported by, as required by at least one (1) crosstie of the type specified, whose centerline is within 36 inches of the joint location.”

Administrative monetary penalty: $52,083

Prairie and Northern

$123,582.00

The company has 30 days to either pay the penalty amount or request a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

June 3, 2022

Canadian National Railway Company

1. On or about July 15, 2021, on five occasions between approximately 12:35 and 13:45 EDT, in the vicinity of St-Félicien, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) left equipment standing, or conducted switching operations of train L53121, on the Sacré-Coeur boulevard crossing surface at mile 30.93 of CN's Roberval subdivision, or thereabouts, in a manner that obstructed that public grade crossing for more than five minutes when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Administrative monetary penalty: $178,600

2. On or about July 15, 2021, at various times between approximately 12:35 and 13:53 EDT, on the Roberval Subdivision, in the vicinity of St-Félicien, Quebec, CN left railway equipment standing at the mile 30.93 Sacré-Coeur boulevard grade crossing, or thereabouts, in a manner that caused the activation of the warning system at that public grade crossing, other than for the purpose of crossing it, thereby violating subsection 97(1) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Administrative monetary penalty: $79,900

Quebec

$258,500.00

The company has 30 days to either pay the penalty amount or request a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

May 31, 2022

CSX Transportation Inc.

Between June 8 and July 7, 2021, or thereabouts, while a Railway Safety Inspector was performing Transport Canada inspection program functions pursuant to the Railway Safety Act (hereinafter, the Act), CSX Transportation Inc. failed to comply with a request to produce documents for inspection, thereby violating paragraph 30(2) (a) of the Act.

Quebec

$25,000

The penalty amount was paid on August 18, 2022.

May 11, 2022

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about June 10, 2021 or thereabouts, on CN's Joliette Subdivision in the vicinity of the Pointe-Aux-Trembles Siding, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) operated or maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with rule 803 (a) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, more specifically CN track units occupied the siding track between signals 1277W and 1266W without authorization.

Quebec

$74,800.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

April 12, 2022

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about September 14, 2021, at approximately 8:07 EDT, in or near London, Ontario, Canadian National Railway conducted switching operations with Canadian National Railway train L50131-14, headed by engine CN 2254, in a manner that obstructed the public crossing at grade located at mile 76.44 of the Dundas subdivision, for more than five minutes, when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossing Regulations.

Ontario

$162,500.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

April 7, 2022

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

On or about May 19, 2021, at 12:25 or thereabouts, on CP's Parc subdivision, on the North Track in the vicinity of signal number 99N Bordeaux, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company operated or maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with rule 803 (a) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, more specifically a CP track unit was occupying the track between signals 99N and 90N without authorization.

Quebec

$45,833.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

March 31, 2022

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

1. On or about May 4, 2021 at approximately 10:05 EDT in the vicinity of Côte-Saint-Luc (Quebec) or thereabouts, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) failed to control and protect freight cars with defects, by the use of a bad order information system and/or a bad order or home shop card, thereby violating section 4.8 of the Freight Car Safety Rules (hereinafter, the FCSRs).
Administrative monetary penalty: $71,500

2. On or about May 4, 2021, at approximately 11:00 EDT, CP failed to ensure that freight cars it placed or continued in service on train QGRY-04 leaving CP's St-Luc Yard bound for Quebec-Gatineau Railway's Ste-Thérèse yard, in the province of Quebec, were free from all safety defects described in Part II of the FCSRs, thereby violating section 4.1 of the FCSRs.
Administrative monetary penalty: $58,666

Quebec

$130,166.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

March 17, 2022

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

On or about June 17, 2021, at approximately 18:40 EDT, in or near New Tecumseth, Ontario, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company conducted switching operations with Canadian Pacific Railway Company train 421, headed by engine CP 8208, in a manner that obstructed the public grade crossing located at mile 43.27 of the MacTier subdivision, for more than five minutes, when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossing Regulations.

Ontario

$143,000.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

March 16, 2022

Canadian National Railway Company

1. On or about March 27, 2021, in the vicinity of Garneau QC, or thereabouts, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with section 4.3 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection & Safety Rules (hereinafter, the Freight Car Safety Rules) that apply to CN, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, namely by failing to ensure that a safety inspection was performed by a certified car inspector on freight cars formed up on, or added to, outbound train 56621 27, prior to leaving the Garneau yard.
Administrative Monetary Penalty: $89,300

2. Between April 14 and 15, 2021, or thereabouts, the Canadian National Railway Company failed to ensure freight cars it placed or continued in service in the vicinity of Garneau yard, in the Province of Quebec were free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Freight Car Safety Rules, and that those cars' safety appliances complied with General Order No. 0-10, “Regulations Respecting Railway Safety Appliance Standards”, or the latest edition of AAR Safety Standard S-2044 “Safety Appliance Requirements for Freight Cars” of the Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices, thereby violating section 4.1 of the Freight Car Safety Rules.
Administrative Monetary Penalty: $69,900

Quebec

$159,200.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

March 3, 2022

RailLink Canada Limited (Ottawa Valley Railway)

On or about June 14th, 2021, on the Ottawa Valley Railway Cartier subdivision between mile 1 and mile 36, between North Bay and Verner Ontario, RailLink Canada Limited (Ottawa Valley Railway) failed to ensure that a track inspector or track supervisor undertook track inspection by such a method as to ensure the line of track was compliant with the Track Safety Rules of the Rules Respecting Track Safety, there by violating the Rules Respecting Track Safety, Part I, Section 6.1.

Ontario

$49,541.00

The penalty amount was paid on June 2, 2022.

February 11, 2022

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

On or about February 15, 2021, on Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Laggan Subdivision, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company left equipment unattended on mainline and did not secure the equipment in accordance with CROR 112 (a)(i) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Prairie and Northern

$48,958.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

January 28, 2022

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about March 16, 2021, between approximately 14:45 and 15:07 EDT, in the vicinity of St-Félicien, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company left equipment standing and/or conducted switching operations of train L53121 16 near the crossing surfaces at miles 29.31 and 29.54 of CN's Roberval subdivision, in a manner that obstructed those crossings for more than five minutes, when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Quebec

$125,332.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

January 25, 2022

Via Rail Canada Inc.

On or about March 9, 2021 at or near the Via Rail Montreal Maintenance Center in the province of Quebec, Via Rail Canada Inc. operated equipment otherwise than in compliance with Rule 112 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when its employees left railway cars unattended in Track M2E and did not ensure that the equipment was secured to prevent it from moving unintentionally thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Quebec

$42,666.00

The penalty amount was paid on March 23, 2022.

November 25, 2021

Réseau de Transports Métropolitain (RTM)

On or about January 12, 2021, at 17:04 EST or thereabouts, on the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's Adirondack subdivision EAST track, in the vicinity of Lasalle Quebec, the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) operated or maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with rule 411 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, which apply to the RTM, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, more specifically, Train EXO 87 passed signal 430E and failed to prepare to stop at the next signal.

Quebec

$47,520.00

The penalty amount was paid on February 2, 2022.

November 19, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about January 20, 2021, from approximately 16:46 to 17:12, at mile 41.59 of the Kingston Subdivision, or thereabouts, in the vicinity of St-Zotique Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company left railway equipment standing on a crossing surface for more than five minutes when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Quebec

$133,332.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

November 1, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

1. On or about December 3rd, 2020, at 22:40 or thereabouts on CN's Montreal subdivision South Connecting Track in the vicinity of the VIA Railway Crossing at grade, east of interlocking signal 316RA, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) operated or maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with rule 809 (b) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules (hereinafter the CRORs), thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act (hereinafter the Act), more specifically a track unit proceeded east of signal 316RA and occupied the track without authorization.
Administrative monetary penalty: $54,666.00

2. On or about December 6th, 2020, at 21:30 or thereabouts, on CN's Kingston subdivision's North track, at or near mile 30.5 in the vicinity of Les Cèdres, QC, CN operated or maintained a railway otherwise
than in accordance with rule 803 (a) of the CRORs, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Act, more specifically a track unit occupied the aforesaid North track without authorization.
Administrative monetary penalty: $76,374.00

Quebec

$131,040.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

September 28, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about November 28, 2020, on the Canadian National Railway Caramat subdivision, in or near Hornepayne, Ontario, Canadian National Railway operated railway equipment otherwise in accordance with rule 803 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to Canadian National Railway, when its employee occupied a portion of track with a track unit without being permitted to do so by planned protection or a Track Occupancy Permit, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Ontario

$44,083.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

September 16, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about November 18, 2020, from approximately 7:24 and 7:54 EST, on the Bécancour Subdivision, in the vicinity of Aston Jonction, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company left railway equipment standing at the mile 0.58 grade crossing or thereabouts, in a manner that caused the obstruction of the public grade crossing for approximately 30 minutes while vehicular traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Quebec

$70,500.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

August 24, 2021

Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited

On or about February 1, 2021, in Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Ltd.'s Goderich Yard in Goderich, Ontario, the Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Ltd. left equipment unattended in a yard track and did not secure the equipment in accordance with Rule 112(c) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules to prevent the equipment from moving unintentionally, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Ontario

$44,083.00

The penalty amount was paid on October 6, 2021. 

August 16, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about August 19, 2020, at or near Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian National Railway failed to ensure that the bolster side bearing and pedestal clearances on locomotive CN5379 were maintained within manufacturer's specifications, in accordance with Section 22.3 of the Railway Locomotive Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act. The four side bearing measurements taken on the front truck of CN5379 were outside the original manufacturer's specifications and also outside tolerance of CN's policy for minimum clearance.

Prairie and Northern

$81,249.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

July 29, 2021

St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (Québec) Inc.

1. Between November 9th and 17th 2020, or thereabouts, on the Sherbrooke subdivision from mile 16 near Norton VT to mile 100 near Upton QC, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (Québec) Inc. failed to ensure that a track inspector or track supervisor undertake track inspections by such a method as to ensure the line of track is compliant with Part II Subpart D Track Structure, rules II (d), III (a) and V (d), of the Rules Respecting Track Safety (herein after “the TSR”), thereby violating Part I section 6.1 of the TSR.
Administrative monetary penalty: $42,708.00

2. Between November 10th and 17th 2020, or thereabouts, on the Sherbrooke subdivision from mile 16 near Norton VT to mile 100 near Upton QC, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (Québec) Inc. operated railway equipment otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D - Track Structure of the TSR, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, namely while the subdivision's Class 2 conventional jointed tracks were not maintained as required, more precisely:

  1. rail joints, at various locations, were not bolted with at least two bolts; and
  2. a rail joint was not supported, as required, by at least one (1) crosstie of the type specified, whose centerline is within 24 inches of the joint location.

Administrative monetary penalty: $42,708.00

Quebec

$61,500.00

The penalty amount was paid on November 5, 2021.

July 8, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about September 15th 2020, at various times between approximately 13:29 and 14:38 EDT, on the Roberval Subdivision, in the vicinity of St-Félicien, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company left railway equipment standing at the mile 29.93 grade crossing or thereabouts, in a manner that caused the activation of the warning system at that public grade crossing, other than for the purpose of crossing that grade crossing, thereby violating subsection 97(1) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Quebec

$62,666.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

May 14, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

Between August 4th and October 1st 2020, or thereabouts, the Canadian National Railway Company failed to ensure the freight cars it placed or continued in service in the vicinity of Joffre, Garneau and Taschereau yards, in the Province of Quebec, were free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Freight Car Safety Rules (FCSRs), and that those cars’ safety appliances complied with General Order No. 0-10, Regulations Respecting Railway Safety Appliance Standards, or the latest edition of AAR Safety Standard S-2044 “Safety Appliance Requirements for Freight Cars” of the Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices, thereby violating section 4.1 of FCSRs.

Quebec

$81,249.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

March 25, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about June 2nd and 4th 2020, in the vicinity of Shawinigan QC, or thereabouts, CN maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with section 4.2 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection & Safety Rules (the Freight Car Safety Rules) that apply to CN, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act (hereinafter, the Act), namely by failing to ensure that safety inspections were performed by a certified car inspector on freight cars formed up on, or added to, outbound trains 46621 02 and 46621 04, prior to leaving the Garneau safety inspection location.

Quebec

$37,500.00

The penalty amount was paid on July 27, 2022.

March 25, 2021

Canadian National Railway Company

1. On or about May 11th 2020, in the vicinity of Shawinigan QC, or thereabouts, CN maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with paragraph 19.1 (b) of the Freight Car Safety Rules that apply to CN, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Act, namely by implementing a change to the list of safety inspection locations, by removing the Garneau location from that list, less than sixty (60) days after it had filed such a change to the Department.

Administrative monetary penalty: $52,083.00

2. On May 11th 2020, or thereabouts, CN failed to conduct a risk assessment when a proposed change to its railway operations, namely the removal of Garneau, QC from the list of safety inspection locations, could affect the safety of the public or personnel or the protection of property or the environment, thereby violating subsection 15(1) of the Railway Safety Management System Regulations, 2015.

Administrative monetary penalty: $133,332.00

Quebec

$185,415.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

February 16, 2021

Réseau de transport métropolitain

On or about May 11th 2020, at approximately 07:45 (EDT) on Canadian National Railway’s (CN) Montreal Subdivision near Pointe-Saint-Charles, Quebec, Réseau de transports métropolitain (RTM) operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to RTM, when EXO Train number 1202 failed to stop a movement at least 300 feet in advance of STOP signal 224LC, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Quebec

$29,895.00

The penalty amount was paid on March 23, 2021.

December 14, 2020

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about January 9th 2020, from approximately 06:00 to 07:00 at mile 0.04 of the Port of Montreal spur track of the Montreal subdivision, or thereabouts, the Canadian National Railway Company left railway equipment standing on a crossing surface for more than five minutes when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Quebec

$70,500.00

The penalty amount was paid on June 16, 2022.

October 2, 2020

Canadian National Railway Company

1. On or about October 6th 2019, at times specified hereunder on the Lac St-Jean Subdivision at approximately mile 159.49, in the vicinity of Chambord, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company conducted switching operations on a crossing surface, in a manner that obstructed a public grade crossing for more than five minutes, when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations, namely from approximately:

  1. 13:29 to 13:39;
  2. 17:31 to 17:40; and
  3. 19:16 to 19:22.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $70,500.00

2. On or about October 8th 2019, at times specified hereunder on the Lac St-Jean Subdivision at approximately mile 159.49, in the vicinity of Chambord, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company left railway equipment standing on a crossing surface and/or conducted switching operations at that place, in a manner that obstructed a public grade crossing for more than five minutes, when vehicular traffic was waiting to cross, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations, namely from approximately:

  1. 6:14 to 6:22;
  2. 6:33 to 6:53;
  3. 7:46 to 7:53; and
  4. 15:11 to 15:18.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $97,916.00

Quebec

$168,416.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

September 17, 2020

Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway

On or about November 1st 2019, as a railway company, Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway failed to file with the Minister, at the Minister’s request, the safety management system (SMS) documents listed below, thereby violating section 37 of the Railway Safety Management System Regulations, 2015; namely, failed to file:

  • an up-to-date copy of the directory of the SMS processes implemented;
  • the objectives of the SMS as well as its related initiatives for the current calendar year;
  • a written description of each initiative to be implemented to reach each objective and a written explanation of how the initiative will contribute to reaching each objective; and
  • the most recent annual report containing the findings of the control activities for the implementation of the SMS.

Quebec

$9,166.00

The penalty amount was paid on October 29, 2020.

August 28, 2020

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about September 5, 2019, on track KN04 at Millhaven Spur on the Kingston subdivision at or near Ernestown, Ontario, the Canadian National Railway Company operated railway equipment while not having a crew member on the leading piece of equipment or on the ground, in a position to observe track to be used and to give signals or instructions necessary to control the move, when equipment was shoved by an engine or headed by an unmanned remotely controlled engine, in accordance with Rule 115 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Ontario

$58,666.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

July 23, 2020

Central Maine and Quebec Railway Canada Inc.

On December 12, 2019, at approximately 8:20 EST near mile 86.8 on the Sherbrooke subdivision, or thereabouts, Central Maine and Quebec Railway Canada Inc. (CMQR) operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in compliance with rule 112 (a) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to CMQR, as rail car number WRWK 728350, that had been left without an air source by the crew of CMQR train no 2, was unattended for more than two (2) hours on the Magog siding of the aforesaid subdivision without an additional method of securement, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Quebec

$28,500.00

The penalty was paid on September 28, 2020.

July 21, 2020

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about August 18, 2019, in or near Parry Sound, Ontario, Canadian National Railway operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to Canadian National Railway, when its employees failed to stop a movement at Signal 1476 on the Bala subdivision displaying Stop, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Ontario

$74,800.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

June 12, 2020

Canadian National Railway Company

On or about July 2nd and 5th 2019 on the St-Maurice Subdivision between mile 160.64 and 257.20, between Clova and Senneterre, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company failed to ensure that a track inspector or track supervisor undertake track inspections by such a method as to ensure the line of track is compliant with Part II Subpart D II (b) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety (herein after “the TSR”), thereby violating Part I section 6.1 of the TSR.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $52,083.00

Between approximately July 2nd and 9th, 2019 on the St-Maurice Subdivision at approximately mile 172.86, as well as between miles 225 and 247, between Clova and Senneterre, Quebec, the Canadian National Railway Company maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D II of the TSR, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, namely by operating railway equipment on conventional jointed track in Class 3 track where each 39 foot segment of track did not have:

  1. the minimum number and type of crossties specified in the TSR, effectively distributed to support the entire segment;
  2. ten (10) crossties which are not broken through, split or otherwise impaired, deteriorated or cut by the tie plate as described in the TSR; and
  3. at least one (1) crosstie of the type specified, which is located within 18 inches of each joint location.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $71,499.00

Quebec

$90,000.00

The penalty amount was paid on November 2, 2021.

June 11, 2020

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

On or about June 21st, 2019, at approximately 18:46 (EDT) on a Canadian National Railway (CN) connecting track between CN’s Montreal and St-Hyacinthe Subdivisions near Pointe-Saint-Charles Quebec, VIA Rail Canada Inc. (VIA Rail) operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to VIA Rail, when its employees on Via Rail Train 28 failed to stop a movement at least 300 feet in advance of STOP signal 316RA, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Quebec

$27,800.00

The penalty amount was paid on March 19, 2021.

May 26, 2020

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

On or about June 06, 2019 on the Expanse Subdivision between approximately mile 0 to mile 60, near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D V.(d) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety by operating railway equipment on conventional jointed track, when each rail was not bolted with at least two bolts at each joint in Classes 2 through 5 track thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Prairie and Northern Region

$17,599.83

The penalty amount was paid on July 22, 2020.

May 14, 2020

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

On or about May 11, 2019, in or near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canadian Pacific Railway Company operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to Canadian Pacific Railway, when its employees failed to stop a movement at Signal 1219 on the Nipigon subdivision displaying Stop, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Ontario

$74,800.00

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on January 21, 2022.

The penalty amount was paid on March 11, 2022.

October 30, 2019

Canadian National Railway

On or about February 2, 2019 at or near St-Lambert, Québec, in Southwark Yard, Canadian National Railway Company operated equipment otherwise than in compliance with Rule 112 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when the crew from Train L59621-02 left car UNPX 120031 unattended in Track A058 and did not ensure that the equipment was secured to prevent it from moving unintentionally contrary to section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, thereby committing a violation under section 40.13(1) of said Act.

On or about February 2, 2019 in St-Lambert, Québec, in Southwark Yard, Canadian National Railway Company operated equipment otherwise than in compliance with Rule 112(vi)(b) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when one of its employees during the testing of the effectiveness of the hand brakes on car UNPX 120031 did not apply a sufficient tractive effort to determine that the hand brakes would prevent the equipment from moving when the tractive effort was terminated contrary to section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, thereby committing a violation under section 40.13(1) of said Act.

Quebec

$46,200.00

The penalty amount was paid on October 18, 2021.

September 5, 2019

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about October 25, 2018, at approximately mile 6.1 on the Edson Subdivision, at or near Edmonton, Alberta, the Canadian National Railway Company operated railway equipment otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when Train Q11651-23 failed to stop at STOP signal 61S, contrary to section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, thereby committing a violation under section 40.13(1) of said Act.

On or about November 9, 2018, at approximately mile 136 on the Edson Subdivision, at or near Bickerdike, Alberta, the Canadian National Railway Company operated railway equipment otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when Train A41251-08 failed to stop at STOP signal 1360, contrary to section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, thereby committing a violation under section 40.13(1) of said Act.

Prairie and Northern Region

$58,666.08

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

June 25, 2019

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about October 17, 2018, at Mile 95.0 of the Wainwright Subdivision, the Canadian National Railway operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with rule 42(b) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when train M31741-15, in possession of the form Y, proceeded beyond the red signal located at the identifiable location stated in the GBO without receiving instructions from the foreman named in the GBO.

On or about November 4, 2018, at Mile 263.30 of the Wainwright Subdivision, the Canadian National Railway operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with rule 42(b) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when train L55751-04, in possession of the form Y, proceeded beyond the red signal located at the identifiable location stated in the GBO without receiving instructions from the foreman named in the GBO.

Prairie and Northern Region

$33,000.00

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

June 6, 2019

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

On or about July 30, 2018, on the Red Deer Subdivision, between approximately mile 78.2 and mile 83.7, in or near Niobe, Alberta, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company operated freight Train 468-29 carrying loaded tank cars of dangerous goods with a single operating crew member otherwise than in accordance with General Rule M (iii) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules.

Prairie and Northern Region

$58,666.08

The penalty amount was paid on July 4, 2019.

June 6, 2019

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about December 10, 2018 at or near Langstaff, on the Bala Subdivision, Canadian National Railway operated railway equipment otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $22,916.52

On or about February 7, 2019 at or near Argolis, Ontario, on the Ruel Subdivision, Canadian National Railway operated railway equipment otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $22,916.52

Ontario

$45,833.04

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

June 6, 2019

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

On or about June 17, 2018 at or near Bennett, Alberta between Miles 143 and 154 on Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brooks Subdivision, the Canadian Pacific Railway operated otherwise than in accordance with Rule 42(b) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when CP employees operating Train #CP 113-13 entered protected track limits stated in General Bulletin Order M744 without the authority of the named Foreman in effect at that time.

On or about June 17, 2018 at or near Bennett, Alberta between Miles 143 and 154 on Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brooks Subdivision, the Canadian Pacific Railway operated otherwise than in accordance with Rule 42(b) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when CP employees operating Train #CP 197-15 entered protected track limits stated in General Bulletin Order M744 without the authority of the named Foreman in effect at that time.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $48,957.96

On or about June 17, 2018 at or near Bennett, Alberta between Miles 143 and 154 on Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brooks Subdivision, the Canadian Pacific Railway operated otherwise than in accordance with Rule 140 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules when a Rail Traffic Controller aligned switches giving CP employees operating Train #CP 113-13 and Train #CP 197-15 a permissive signal which provided them with authority to enter protected track limits contrary to the instructions contained in General Bulletin Order M744 in effect at that time.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $48,957.96

Prairie and Northern Region

$97,915.92

The penalty amount was paid on October 29, 2019.

April 5, 2019

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about July 10, 2018, on the Lac La Biche Subdivision, between approximately mile 29 and mile 71, in Lac La Biche County, near Redwater, Alberta, the Canadian National Railway maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D II.(d) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety by operating railway equipment on conventional jointed track in Class 1 and Class 2 track, when each rail joint was not supported by at least one crosstie in accordance with Part II Subpart D II.(c) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

On or about July 11, 2018, on the Lac La Biche Subdivision, between approximately mile 113 and mile 220, in Lac La Biche County, near Conklin, Alberta, the Canadian National Railway maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D II.(d) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety by operating railway equipment on conventional jointed track in Class 1 and Class 2 track, when each rail joint was not supported by at least one crosstie in accordance with Part II Subpart D II.(c) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $66,624.18

On or about July 11, 2018, on the Lac La Biche Subdivision between approximately mile 113 and 220, in Lac La Biche County, near Conklin, Alberta, the Canadian National Railway maintained a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D V.(d) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety by operating railway equipment on conventional jointed track, when each rail was not bolted with at least two bolts at each joint in Classes 2 through 5 track .

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $66,624.18

Prairie and Northern Region

$133,248.36

The company has requested a review at the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

January 21, 2019

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about December 6, 2018, at the road-railway public grade crossing located at Mile 0.75 on the Camrose Subdivision in Edmonton, Province of Alberta, CN allowed equipment to stand on the crossing surface and conduct switching operations in a manner that obstructed the public grade crossing for approximately 36:54 minutes beyond the permitted 5-minute period, when vehicular or pedestrian traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Prairie and Northern Region

$56,250.00

The penalty amount was paid on June 2, 2022.

November 29, 2018

Canadian National Railway (CN)

(1) a. On or about March 10, 2018, at the road-railway public grade crossing located on the Camrose Subdivision in Edmonton, Alberta, CN allowed equipment to stand as to cause the unnecessary operation the warning system for approximately 5:34:49, thereby violating Subsection 97(1) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

(1) b. On or about February 21, 2018, at the road-railway public grade crossing located on the Camrose Subdivision in Edmonton, Alberta, in two instances, CN allowed equipment to stand on the crossing surface, in a manner that obstructed the public grade crossing, once for approximately 01:03:12 and again, for approximately 11:26 beyond the permitted 5-minute period, when vehicular or pedestrian traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating Subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

(1) c. On or about March 8, 2018, at the road-railway public grade crossing located on the Camrose Subdivision in Edmonton, Alberta, in two instances, CN allowed equipment to stand on the crossing surface, in a manner that obstructed the public grade crossing, once for approximately 25:39 and again, for approximately 32:58 beyond the permitted 5-minute period, when vehicular or pedestrian traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating Subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

(1) d. On or about March 10, 2018, at the road-railway public grade crossing located on the Camrose Subdivision in Edmonton, Alberta, CN allowed equipment to stand on the crossing surface, in a manner that obstructed the public grade crossing for approximately 14:43 beyond the permitted 5-minute period, when vehicular or pedestrian traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating Subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

(1) e. On or about June 1, 2018, at the road-railway public grade crossing located on the Camrose Subdivision in Edmonton, Alberta, CN allowed equipment to stand on the crossing surface, in a manner that obstructed the public grade crossing for approximately 01:28:44 beyond the permitted 5-minute period when vehicular or pedestrian traffic was waiting to cross it, thereby violating Subsection 97(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Prairie and Northern Region

$56,250.00

The penalty amount was paid on June 2, 2022.

July 13, 2018

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

(1) a. On or about August 28, 2017 at Agincourt Yard in Toronto, Ontario, CP failed to ensure that the freight cars placed or continued in service were free from all safety defects described in the Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service car CPAA 211043 while it had an improperly secured body centre plate on the A end, contrary to Rule 14.1(i)(i) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $13,020.75

(1) b. On or about October 20, 2017 at Agincourt Yard in Toronto, Ontario, CP failed to ensure that the freight cars placed or continued in service were free from all safety defects described in General Order O-10 (Railway Safety Appliance Standards Regulations), thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service car CP 344759 while it had a bent uncoupling lever and bracket at the B end, contrary to Rule 15.1(f) of the Railway Safety Appliance Standards Regulations.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $13,020.75

(1) c. On or about October 20, 2017 at Agincourt Yard in Toronto, Ontario, CP failed to ensure that the freight cars placed or continued in service were free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service car CP 214174 while it had a truck side bearing broken at the AR location, contrary to Rule 13.1(c)i) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $13,020.75

(1) d. On or about October 19, 2017 failed to ensure that the freight cars placed or continued in service were free from all safety defects under Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules described under Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules when it placed or continued in service car GACX 54854 while it had a broken running board at BR location, contrary to section 112.21(1) of the Railway Safety Appliance Standards Regulations.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $13,020.75

(2) a. On or about October 18, 2017 in Agincourt Yard, Toronto, Ontario, CP failed to ensure all brake equipment was maintained in a safe and serviceable condition by continuing in service car WCTR 866852 with a truck mounted piston travel excessive at location 1 and 2 of the car, contrary to current AAR Interchange Rule 3(A)(1.)(d.)(2), thereby contravening Rule 20.1(a) of the Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $17,361.00

(2) b. On or about October 20, 2017 in Agincourt Yard, Toronto, Ontario, CP failed to ensure all brake equipment was maintained in a safe and serviceable condition by continuing in service car WCTR 866852 with a truck mounted piston travel excessive at location 1 and 2 of the car, contrary to current AAR Interchange Rule 3(A)(1.)(d.)(2), thereby contravening Rule 20.1(a) of the Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $17,361.00

(2) c. On or about March 31, 2018 in Agincourt Yard, Toronto, Ontario, CP failed to ensure all brake equipment was maintained in a safe and serviceable condition by continuing in service car WCTR 866852 with a truck mounted piston travel excessive at location 1 and 2 of the car, contrary to current AAR Interchange Rule 3(A)(1.)(d.)(2), thereby contravening Rule 20.1(a) of the Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $17,361.00

Ontario

$104,166.00

The penalty amount was paid on August 3, 2018.

March 15, 2018

City of Ottawa carrying business as Capital Railway (Capital Railway)

On or about November 23, 2017 on the Ellwood Subdivision in or near Ottawa, Ontario, Capital Railway operated railway equipment otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Operating Rules that apply to Capital Railway when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

Ontario

$56,250.00

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on November 23, 2020.

The penalty amount was paid on January 29, 2021.

March 8, 2018

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

On or about June 14, 2017 at or near Romford, Ontario, on the Cartier Subdivision, CP operated railway equipment otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Operating Rules that apply to CP when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

Ontario

$64,600.00

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on November 15, 2021.

The monetary penalty was dismissed.

January 9, 2018

Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway Company (QNS&L)

On or near July 25, 2017, at Mile 126.8 on the Wacouna Subdivision, near Station Mai, Sept-Iles, QNS&L left unattended equipment on main-track without having applied sufficient handbrakes and without having conducted an effectiveness test in violation of Rule 112(a) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules and section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act (Act) by operating a railway otherwise than in accordance with rules made under Sections 19 or 20 of the Act, which apply to QNS&L.

Quebec

$54,666.12

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on November 6, 2020.

The monetary penalty was dismissed.

December 20, 2017

Canadian National Railway (CN)

Between December 20, 2016 and January 9, 2017, at mile 112.8 of CN's Lac La Biche Subdivision at or near Edmonton, Alberta, CN did not ensure that the warning system was maintained in accordance with article 17.1 of the Grade Crossing Standards that requires that inspection and testing of warning systems be done in accordance with article 3.3.1 and 3.1.15 of AREMA Communications and Signals Manual thereby contravening subsection 93(2) of the Grade Crossings Regulations.

Prairie and Northern Region

$55,500.24

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on April 20, 2020.

The penalty amount was paid on August 18, 2020.

September 15, 2017

City of Ottawa carrying business as Capital Railway (Capital Railway)

On or about May 3, 2017 on the Ellwood Subdivision at Gladstone Station, in or near Ottawa, Ontario, the City of Ottawa carrying business as Capital Railway (Capital Railway), operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to Capital Railway, when it failed to stop train C7 at a signal 73 East displaying Stop.

Ontario

$42,708.06

The penalty amount was paid on October 17, 2017.

August 17, 2017

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about April 20, 2017 in Garneau Yard, located in Shawinigan, Québec, CN allowed railway freight cars to be continued in service with safety defects described in Part II of the Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Quebec

$71,499.12

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on November 29, 2021.

The penalty amount was paid on December 13, 2021.

March 14, 2017

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

On or about October 24, 2016 at or near Smith Falls, Ontario, on the Belleville Subdivision, CP committed a violation by operating railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to CP when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

On or about October 15, 2016 at or near Toronto, Ontario, on the Mactier/Galt Subdivision, Canadian Pacific Railway Company committed a violation by operating railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to CP Rail when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

On or about August 21, 2016 at or near North Toronto, Ontario, on the North Toronto Subdivision, CP committed a violation by operating railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to CP when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

Ontario

$56,874.30

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on August 28, 2019.

The penalty amount was paid on October 3, 2019.

February 7, 2017

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about October 19, 2016 on the Brazeau Subdivision between approximately mile 0 to mile 25, in the Lacombe County, near Blackfalds, Alberta, CN operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D V.(d) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety by operating railway equipment on conventional jointed track, when each rail was not bolted with at least two bolts at each joint in Classes 2 through 5 track.

Prairie and Northern Region

$45,833.04

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on December 16, 2021.

The monetary penalty was dismissed.

February 7, 2017

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about October 20, 2016 on the Camrose Subdivision between approximately mile 75 to mile 95.1, in the City of Camrose, Alberta, CN operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Part II Subpart D V. (d) of the Rules Respecting Track Safety by operating railway equipment on conventional jointed track, when each rail was not bolted with at least two bolts at each joint in Classes 2 through 5 track.

Prairie and Northern Region

$71,499.12

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on December 16, 2021.

The monetary penalty was dismissed.

February 1, 2017

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

On or about September 5, 2016 at or near Bayview, Ontario, VIA Rail Canada Inc. operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 439 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to VIA Rail Canada Inc, when its employees failed to stop a movement at a STOP signal.

Ontario

$19,791.54

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on March 20, 2018.

The penalty amount was paid on May 9, 2018.

May 27, 2016

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

On or about October 22, 2015 in Welland, Ontario, Canadian Pacific Railway failed to ensure that the freight car placed or continued in service was free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service Car NRLX 528238 while it had a couple knuckle that was broken or cracked on the inside pulling face of the knuckle, contrary to Rule 15.1(b) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $8,381.75

On or about October 22, 2015 in Welland, Ontario, Canadian Pacific Railway failed to ensure that the freight cars placed or continued in service were free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service Car CP 355194 and Car CP 355221 while they had a coupler with an inoperative lock lift or a coupler assembly that did not have anti-creep protection to prevent unintentional unlocking of the coupler lock, contrary to Rule 15.1(f) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $8,381.75

On or about November 10, 2015 in Agincourt (Toronto Yard), Ontario, CP failed to ensure that the freight car placed or continued in service was free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service Car CN 710874 while a vertical coupler pin retainer plate was missing, contrary to Rule 16.1(c)i)of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $8,381.75

On or about November 13, 2015 in Agincourt (Toronto Yard), Ontario, Canadian Pacific Railway failed to ensure that the freight car placed or continued in service was free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service Car CN 710874 while a vertical coupler pin retainer plate was missing, contrary to Rule 16.1(c) i) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $8,381.75

On or about December 2, 2015 in Alliston Yard, Ontario CP failed to ensure that the freight car placed or continued in service was free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service Car TTGX 973665 while a car cushioning unit was broken, inoperative or missing a part, contrary to Rule 16.1(h) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $8,381.75

On or about December 3, 2015 in Alliston Yard, Ontario, CP failed to ensure that the freight car placed or continued in service was free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service Car TTGX 973665 while a car cushioning unit was broken, inoperative or missing a part, contrary to Rule 16.1(h) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $8,381.75

On or about March 2, 2016 in Wolverton, Ontario, the CP failed to ensure that the freight car placed or continued in service was free from all safety defects described in Part II of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, thereby contravening Rule 4.1 of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules, by placing or continuing in service Car TTGX 254161 while a car cushioning unit was broken, inoperative or missing a part, contrary to 16.1(h) of the Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $8,381.75

Ontario

$58,672.08

The penalty amount was paid on June 28, 2016.

March 21, 2016

Cando Rail Services Ltd.

On or about March 1, 2016, at or near Regina, Saskatchewan, Cando Rail Services Ltd. left car GATX 67963 unattended on run around track RA 28 of the CN Quappelle Subdivision, without a sufficient number of hand brakes applied and determined sufficient through an effectiveness test, thereby violating Rule 112(d) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules and section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act, by operating railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with the rules made under sections 19 or 20 that apply to Cando Rail Services Ltd.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $50,666.16

On or about March 1, 2016, at or near Regina, Saskatchewan, Cando Rail Services Ltd. operated railway equipment on a railway otherwise than in accordance with Rule 125 of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that apply to Cando Contracting Ltd., by having its employee failing to transmit the word "EMERGENCY" three times at the beginning of the transmission, to indicate the report of a condition which may constitute a hazard to employees or others, or a condition which may endanger the passage of movements when car GATX 67963 rolled uncontrolled onto CN Main Track, thereby violating section 17.2 of the Railway Safety Act.

Administrative Monetary Penalty: $50,666.16

Prairie and Northern Region

$50,666.16

TheTransportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on February 5, 2019.

The penalty amount was paid on March 10, 2019.

December 9, 2015

Canadian National Railway (CN)

On or about September 22, 2015 at the road-railway public grade crossing located at Mile 144.60 on the Rivers Subdivision at Highway 25 in Rivers, Province of Manitoba, CN allowed equipment to stand as to cause the unnecessary operation of warning devices, thereby violating Rule 103.1(e) of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules.

Prairie and Northern Region

$45,833.04

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada rendered its decision on February 18, 2019.

The penalty amount was paid on April 8, 2019.