TSB Releases Annual ‘Safety Recommendations’ Assessment

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) on June 13 issued an annual assessment of responses to its “outstanding safety recommendations” in the rail, marine and air transportation sectors.

TSB: Unstable Track Subgrade Indicated in 2020 Derailment Near Ignace, Ontario

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has released its investigative report (R20W0102) regarding the 2020 derailment of a Canadian Pacific (CP) freight train near Ignace, Ontario.

Chart of transportation accidents reported to the TSB in 2022. This preliminary data does not include incidents reported to the TSB. (Chart courtesy of TSB)

TSB Releases 2022 Preliminary Transportation Occurrence Statistics

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has published its summary of preliminary transportation occurrence statistics from 2022, showing accidents are below the five-year average for the rail, air, marine and pipeline sectors. Incidents, however, are up for rail and marine.

The province of Alberta is where the most collisions at rail crossings happen in Canada.

Authorities Call for Better Oversight Along Canada’s Provincially Regulated Railways

With the release of investigation documents surrounding a 2019 accident in which a GO Transit train struck two people at a public crossing in Ontario, officials from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are expressing concerns about the safety oversight of provincially regulated railways.

Canada TSB Releases Watchlist 2022

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) on Oct. 26 released its Watchlist 2022, putting a “spotlight on key safety issues and actions needed to make Canada’s transportation system even safer.”

TSB issued two safety recommendations following its investigation of the Jan. 3, 2019 CN train collision and derailment near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. (Photograph Courtesy of TSB)

TSB Issues Safety Recommendations Following 2019 CN Derailment Investigation

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is calling for Transport Canada and the Canadian rail industry to expedite the implementation of automated train control systems and to develop and implement formal crew resource management training, following its investigation of the 2019 CN train collision and derailment in Manitoba.

TSB Rail Safety 2021-2022 Year in Review

In accordance with subsection 13(3) of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has submitted its Annual Report to Parliament for the period covering April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

(Photograph Courtesy of Transport Canada via Twitter)

New Safety Measures for Canadian Railroads

Transport Canada on July 25 announced new measures to improve rail safety. They address recommendations that the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released following Canadian Pacific’s (CP) Feb. 4, 2019, train derailment near Field, British Columbia. Targeted audits of CP will also be launched to assess the effectiveness of its safety management systems and training regime.

(Chart Courtesy of TSB)

TSB Releases 2021 Transportation Occurrence Statistics

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has published its final annual statistics on accidents/incidents for the rail, air, marine and pipeline sectors for 2021. While total railway accidents were up 5% from 2020, they fell 3% compared with the 10-year (2011-20) average.

Transport Canada Eyes Enhanced Train Control

Transport Canada has published a Notice of Intent in the Canada Gazette, Part I, seeking feedback on implementing Enhanced Train Control (ETC) technologies for passenger and freight rail safety in Canada.

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