Operating a federal railway

Railway Operating Certificates, noise and vibration requirements, work/rest and medical rules, accounting, rates.

Services and information

Obtaining certificates for operating a railway

Apply for a Railway Operating Certificate, get and maintain a Certificate of Fitness.

Requirements related to rail noise and vibration

Measurement, reporting, complaint handling.


Railway employee work/rest rules and medical rules

Managing fatigue on the job, employee medical checks.

Rail accounting, rates, and cost determinations

Accounting data, rates for shipping grain by rail.


Fund for railway accidents involving designated goods

This Fund compensates people, businesses, and communities for costs beyond the insurance coverage held and paid out by railways in the event of a severe railway accident involving crude oil.