Publications

We provide guidance on various topics through our publications. You can search for reports, guides, procedures and other publications related to rail transportation.

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Title Description Type Approved Published
COVID-19 Guidance material for Ministerial Order 21-09 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 – December 15, 2021 These rules prescribe minimum safety requirements for federally regulated standard gauge railway track.

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

In effect: October 28, 2021
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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 minimum safety standards to strengthen track inspection practices and to reduce speeds for trains carrying certain types of dangerous goods.

In effect: August 22, 2021
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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: April 24, 2020

Important Note: The July 30, 2021 version of these rules comes into effect on October 28, 2021
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Grade separation assessment guidelines Grade separation assessment guidelines Guideline