Interchange - Summer 2017 - 7

President's message | Le message du président

By/Par Michael Bourque

How Canada's railways
are addressing our
country's most pressing
public-rail safety issue

Les chemins de fer
et l'enjeu de sécurité
ferroviaire le plus criant
As we enter the legislative
review of the Railway
Safety Act, it is worth
looking at the facts around
rail safety in Canada. In
reviewing monthly rail
statistics collected by the
Transportation Safety Board,
a recurring theme emerges.
In February 2017 - the
most recent monthly data
available at the time of this
magazine's publication -
there were two fatalities,
both the result of people
trespassing on railway
property (the data does
not distinguish between a
trespassing accident and
a suicide). This amount
is actually lower than the
four trespasser fatalities
recorded in February 2016,
and the five-year February
average of three. With
respect to serious injuries,
there's a similar trend. In
February 2017, three of the
five serious injuries involved
trespassers. Again, this total

Le moment est bien
choisi, alors que s'entame
la révision de la Loi sur
la sécurité ferroviaire, de
s'intéresser aux données
sur la sécurité ferroviaire
au Canada. Un thème
récurrent s'impose à
l'étude des statistiques
mensuelles colligées par le
Bureau de la sécurité des
transports. En février 2017
(le dernier mois dont les
données sont disponibles
au moment de rendre cet
article), on relève deux
décès. Ce sont deux cas
d'intrusion sur une emprise
ferroviaire (le Bureau ne
fait pas de distinction entre
les accidents suite à une
intrusion et les suicides).
Ce nombre est inférieur
aux quatre décès dus à
une intrusion en février
2016 ou à la moyenne des
cinq dernières années :
trois. On constate la même
tendance au chapitre
des accidents graves : en

Railway Association of Canada / Association des chemins de fer du Canada

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Summer 2017

President’s message
Data: The next frontier of rail safety
Force to be reckoned with
Customer appreciation
100 years of rail safety
Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2017 - intro
Interchange - Summer 2017 - cover1
Interchange - Summer 2017 - cover2
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - President’s message
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - Data: The next frontier of rail safety
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - Force to be reckoned with
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - Customer appreciation
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - 100 years of rail safety
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - Index to Advertisers
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