Canada TSB: UDR Led to 2019 CP Train Derailment

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) on July 19 released its investigation report into the January 2019 Canadian Pacific (CP) freight train derailment in the Upper Spiral Tunnel, near Field, British Columbia (BC), citing the undesired release of air brakes (UDR) as the cause.

CPKC (William C. Vantuono Photograph)

CPKC Issues 2022 Sustainability Data Report

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) on June 23 published its first Sustainability Data Report highlighting developments from 2022 for Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS), which on April 14 merged

STB Rejects CN’s Springfield Line Bid

CN’s request regarding conditional approval of the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger on the sale of KCS’s Springfield Line to CN has been denied by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which on March 23 provided notice that its Office of Environmental Analysis has terminated the review of the proposed divestiture.

Transit Briefs: Amtrak, MassDOT, SMRT

Louisiana Amtrak passenger service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is one step closer to reality now that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved Canadian Pacific’s (CP) $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern (KCS). Also, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will receive $2 million to use drones and sensors to monitor and analyze railroad infrastructure; and Maryland’s FY24 budget includes a significant funding commitment for the Southern Maryland Rapid Transit (SMRT) project.

CP, TCRC-MWED Reach Tentative Collective Agreement

Canadian Pacific (CP) on March 17 announced that it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Employees Division (TCRC-MWED), which covers approximately 2,600 engineering services employees in Canada.