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Utmost care is necessary to ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail and to protect both rail workers and those living nearby Canada’s rail corridors, especially during this challenging time for communities and industry.
Utmost care is necessary to ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail and to protect both rail workers and those living nearby Canada’s rail corridors.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced measures to improve rail safety in Canada and reduce train derailments through three different Ministerial Orders directed to railway companies.
The new Ministerial Order requires speed restrictions for key trains and higher-risk key trains:
Following measures first put in place on February 16, 2020, in response to the derailments of trains carrying crude oil that occurred earlier this winter, the first Ministerial Order requires railway companies to maintain lower speeds in metropolitan areas for trains carrying large quantities of crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas i.e. higher risk key trains with further mandatory speed reductions everywhere during the winter months (from November 15 to March 15).
This article first appeared on www.miragenews.com
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