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 16

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
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
Canadian Rail Operating Rules These rules prescribe operating requirements for employees involved in the movement of trains in Canada. Rail safety Rule
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
Work/Rest Rules for Railway Operating Employees (2011) These rules define the requirements for hours of work and rest for such persons pursuant to section 20 (1) of the Railway Safety Act. These rules apply to operating railway companies and operating employees of railway companies. Rail safety Rule
Railway Locomotive Inspection and Safety Rules These rules prescribe the minimum safety standards for locomotives operated by railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of Transport Canada pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Rail safety Rule
Railway Passenger Handling Safety Rules These rules prescribe the minimum requirements for the safe handling of passengers by railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of Transport Canada pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Rail safety Rule
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 operated by a railway company subject to the jurisdiction of Transport Canada pursuant to the Railway Safety Act. Rail safety Rule