CP: TSB Fire Allegations ‘Irresponsible and Misleading’

Canadian Pacific has responded to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation update concerning the June 30, 2021 fire in Lytton, B.C., which occurred in the vicinity of Mile 98.3 on CN’s Ashcroft Subdivision by stating that “railways are not a significant cause of wildfires in B.C., contrary to media and government speculation” and that “it is irresponsible and misleading to imply that railways are to blame for the fire.”

CP voices support for expanding LVVR

Canadian Pacific announced Aug. 25, 2016 that it “welcomes the release of the full proceedings from the Canadian Transportation Safety Board’s (TSB) recent Transportation Safety Summit and urges government officials to take action on LVVRs (locomotive video and voice recorders).”

CP welcomes cab monitoring technology

Canadian Pacific has reviewed the Canadian Transportation Safety Board’s report on the collision between two CP freight trains near Dunmore, Alberta in May, 2013 and says it “is fully supportive of the TSB’s conclusion with respect to cab monitoring technology. CP applauds the TSB’s call for the implementation of cab monitoring technology both for post-accident analysis and its use during in-train operations to prevent accidents.”
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TSB: Lac-Mégantic crude as explosive as gasoline

The crude oil aboard the ill-fated train that destroyed downtown Lac-Mégantic was as explosive as gasoline, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board revealed on March 6, 2014, eight months to the day after the catastrophe that killed 47.

NTSB, TSB issue joint CBR safety recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board, in coordination with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, on Jan. 23, 2014 issued a series of recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), both of which are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to address the safety risks of crude by rail (CBR). The recommendations are not unusual or groundbreaking; that NTSB and TSB have issued them jointly is indicative of increased cooperation among U.S. and Canadian regulatory bodies regarding CBR.