Rules

Rules are submitted by industry and approved by the Minister of Transport. They are intended to be responsive and adaptive to the needs of each railway company or local railway company.

Below is a list of Transport Canada approved Rules.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 18

Title Description Approved
Canadian Rail Operating Rules These rules prescribe operating requirements for employees involved in the movement of trains in Canada.

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

In effect: October 28, 2021

Important Note: the May 9, 2022 version of these rules comes into effect on October 1, 2022.
Duty and Rest Period Rules for Railway Operating Employees These Rules define the requirements related to the hours of work and rest periods for employees who are in positions designated critical to safe railway operations and are defined as employees in this rule.

In effect:
• Part A - May 25, 2023 for freight railway companies and on November 25, 2024 for passenger railway companies.
• Part B (with the exception of section 5) - May 25, 2023 for freight railway companies and on November 25, 2024 for passenger railway companies.
• Section 5 of Part B - November 25, 2022.
• Part C - May 25, 2023 for freight railway companies and on November 25, 2024 for passenger railway companies.
• Part D - November 25, 2021.

Important Note: The Work Rest Rules remains in effect in parts until all parts of the Duty and Rest Period Rules are in effect.
Pull-By Inspection Rules These rules prescribe the minimum safety standards when inspecting cabooseless trains.

In effect: November 2, 1990
Railway Equipment Reflectorization Rules These rules prescribe the minimum standards governing the specifications; the application; the inspection and maintenance of retroreflective material on railway equipment.

In effect: December 17, 2019
Railway Freight Car Inspection & Safety Rules These Rules prescribe the minimum safety standards for freight cars.

In effect: December 9, 2014
Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake Inspection and Safety Rules These rules prescribe the minimum safety standards for the safe operation of train brakes on all freight and passenger trains.

In effect: November 17, 2017
Railway Locomotive Inspection and Safety Rules These rules prescribe the minimum safety standards for locomotives.

In effect: October 1, 2022
Railway Locomotive Inspection and Safety Rules These rules prescribe the minimum safety standards for locomotives.

In effect: July 3, 2015

Important Note: the May 9, 2022 version of these rules comes into effect on October 1, 2022.
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.

In effect: December 22, 2006