Canada's rail system moves over 300 million tonnes of cargo each year.
With 48,000 kilometres of track, Canada has one of the largest rail networks in the world. Transport Canada regulations, standards and programs work to make our railway system safe, secure, accessible, competitive and more environmentally responsible.
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- Pedestrians and Grade Crossings
- Rail Policy
- Rail Transportation in the Regions
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods by rail
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I am a rail passenger
Travelling across Canada by rail is an exciting and environmentally sustainable way of seeing many of the natural wonders that Canada has to offer.
Access to Travel, a special needs information source.
- Accessible travel
I am a transit user
Safe, sustainable and efficient public transit systems are essential to Canada’s economy, environment and quality of life. While urban transit infrastructure is a shared municipal and provincial/territorial responsibility, the Government of Canada recognizes that making urban transportation more sustainable and efficient is a significant challenge that requires the cooperation of all levels of government.
Canada’s cities and regions are making clean, efficient and convenient transportation options a reality. Transport Canada’s Urban Transportation Showcase highlights innovative sustainable transportation projects and issues that are changing how Canadians move.
- Sustainable Transportation
- Intercity Bus Code of Practice
- Accessible Schedules Intercity Bus Services Complaint Form
- Tax credit for public transit passes
I am a railway employee
Transport Canada develops and promotes regulations related to railway employee qualifications and training, as well as assistance to rail passengers with disabilities.
I live or work close to rail tracks
Keep you and your family safe in the car and on foot: stay up-to-date on railway crossing safety information.
Learn about railway crossing facts and tips.
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