Prosecutions under the Railway Safety Act (RSA)

Year TC Region Description Result / Status
2010 Pacific

Canadian National pled guilty to failing to comply with a Notice and Order issued under S.31 of the RSA in 2007 regarding the matter of inaccurate train consists on the Albreda Subdivision.  

Fined - $45k
2006 PNR A Canadian National Rail Conductor was founded guilty of violating Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) 103(b) and 103(g). Conductor found guilty in Nov. 2007 - fined $3,450
The Alberta Court of Appeal denied the appeal and conviction was upheld in 2008.
2006 Quebec Canadian National was found guilty of violating a RSA Section 31 Notice and Order for not obeying a slow order issued because of unsafe track conditions. Convicted Fined - $200K
2006 Ontario Canadian National was found guilty of operating trains on track with unsafe conditions. Pleaded Guilty to 10 charges
Fined - $248K
2005 Pacific Canadian National pleaded guilty under section 11 of the RSA for “omissions inconsistent with sound engineering principles” in the evaluation of a railway line work – A bridge near McBride collapsed. Convicted Fined - $75K
2002 Ontario / Pacific Canadian National pleaded guilty in court to violations of a RSA Section 31 Notice and Order relating to incomplete communications about railway track switch positions. Convicted Fined - $80K
1999 Pacific Canadian National was found guilty of violating a RSA Section 31 Notice and Order prohibiting CN from storing railway equipment on a track without positive protection to prevent uncontrolled movements. Convicted Fined - $7.5K
1997 Pacific Canadian National was found guilty of violating a RSA Section 31 Notice and Order restricting rail movement speed over a public crossing at grade to 10mph because of unsafe track conditions. Convicted Fined - $5K
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