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Title Description Type Approved Published
Railway Extreme Heat and Fire Risk Mitigation Rules Railway Extreme Heat and Fire Risk Mitigation Rules

In effect: June 15, 2022
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Rules Respecting Track Safety These rules prescribe minimum safety requirements for federally regulated standard gauge railway track.

In effect: May 31, 2023
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Grade Crossings - Handbook Grade crossings handbook. This document is developed to provide guidance on the engineering best practices and requirements for safety at or around grade crossings, and is to be used as a complement to the requirements found in the Grade Crossings Regulations, and therefore, the incorporated by reference Grade Crossings Standards made pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Guideline
Railway Locomotive Inspection and Safety Rules These rules prescribe the minimum safety standards for locomotives.

In effect: October 1, 2022
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Canadian Rail Operating Rules These rules prescribe operating requirements for employees involved in the movement of trains in Canada.

In effect: October 1, 2022
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Suspended: COVID-19 Guidance material for Ministerial Order 21-09.2 COVID-19 Measures, updates, and guidance for rail issues by Transport Canada Guide
Determining Minimum Sightlines at Grade Crossings This Guide contains advice and technical guidance that stakeholders (road authorities, private authorities and railway companies) need to determine the minimum sightlines required at grade crossings. Guideline
Rules Respecting Track Safety These rules prescribe minimum safety requirements for federally regulated standard gauge railway track.

In effect: February 1, 2022

Important Note: The May 31, 2022 version of these rules comes into effect on May 31, 2023
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'Input to' Transport Canada's Enhanced Train Control (ETC) Vision Document – October 21, 2019 Report
Transportation Information Regulations - Part II – Rail Carriers - Section 12.6 This Guidelines/Instructions document is to provide railway companies with guidance for submitting timely, complete and high-quality data information. Guideline