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Title Description Subject Type Published
Canadian Rail Operating Rules These rules prescribe operating requirements for employees involved in the movement of trains in Canada. Rail safety Rule
Rules Respecting Track Safety Rules respecting track safety Rules respecting track safety Rule
Marshalling Guidelines for Safe Operation of Freight Trains Marshalling Guidelines for Safe Operation of Freight Trains Marshalling Guidelines for Safe Operation of Freight Trains Study
Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes These rules prescribe requirements for railway companies to identify trains involved in the carriage of dangerous goods (Key Trains and Higher Risk Key Trains) and the routes along which they travel (Key Routes). The rules also impose inspection and maintenance requirements, require use of new technology, and establish the requirements for Winter Operation Risk Mitigation Plans. Transportation safety; Legislation Rule
Study on the Factors that Increase the Severity of the Outcomes for Derailments Involving Dangerous Goods and Identification of Mitigation Measures Study on the Factors that Increase the Severity of the Outcomes for Derailments Involving Dangerous Goods and Identification of Mitigation Measures National Research Council Canada (NRC) Study Study
Canadian Rail Operating Rules These rules prescribe operating requirements for employees involved in the movement of trains in Canada. Rail safety Rule
Grade separation assessment guidelines Grade separation assessment guidelines Grade separation assessment guidelines Guideline
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. Grade crossings Guideline
Railway Equipment Reflectorization Rules These rules prescribe the minimum standards governing the specifications and the application of retroreflective material on railway equipment. The scope of these Rules applies to all railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of Transport Canada pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Rail safety Rule
Railway Medical Rules for Positions Critical to Safe Railway Operations These rules define the Medical Fitness for Duty requirements for Safety Critical Positions within railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of Transport Canada pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Rail safety Rule