Association of Regional Railways of Canada
ARRC was formed in September 2001 to promote a healthy short line and regional railway industry that supports local economies and Canada's international competitiveness.

Bytown Railway Society
The Bytown Railway Society, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit organization incorporated under Federal Government statute to promote an interest in railways and railway history.

Canadian Railway Club
 The Canadian Railway Club has been in existence for over 90 years with the purpose of promoting knowledge of the rail transportation industry through various functions.

Canadian Urban Transit Association
Canada's Voice of Urban Transit.

Canadians for Responsible and Safe Highways (CRASH)
Canadians for Responsible and Safe Highways follows trucking safety issues from the general public perspective.

Railway Association of Canada
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC), situated in the nation’s capital, represents 55 member freight, tourist, commuter, and intercity Canadian railways, playing a major role in promoting the safety, viability, and growth of the railway industry within Canada.

Railway Supply Institute
For over 100 years, in one form or another, under one name or another, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. has represented those involved in the manufacture, sales and leasing of parts and services to the rail industry in the United States.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME)
Canada's largest trade and industry association, CME promotes the continuous improvement of Canadian manufacturing and exporting through engagement of government at all levels. Its mandate is to promote the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers and enable the success of Canadian goods and services exporters in markets around the world.

National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. ("NRC") is the only trade association organized specifically to serve the needs of railroad contractors, suppliers, and the entire railroad and rail transit construction industry.

Association of American Railroads
AAR members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Based in Washington, DC, the AAR is committed to keeping the railroads of North America safe, fast, efficient, clean, and technologically advanced.

American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
Their mission is the development and advancement of both technical and practical knowledge and recommended practices pertaining to the design, construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure.

American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of its more than 400 short line and regional railroad members in legislative and regulatory matters. Short line and regional railroads are an important and growing component of the railroad industry.

Toronto Railway Club
The Toronto Railway Club is a group of railway and transit personnel and suppliers who meet regularly to connect, expand their networks, and keep in touch.


Canada Labour CodeClick here to visit webiste

Canada Transportation Act Click here to visit website

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Click here to visit website

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act Click here to visit website

Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act Click here to visit website

National Energy Board Act Click here to visit website

Navigation Protection Act Click here to visit website

Railway Safety Act Click here to visit website

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act Click here to visit website

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 Click here to visit website


TC O-167: Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR) Effective December 26, 2013

TC O 0-184: Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake Inspection and Safety Rules (pdf, 217kb)Approved October 27, 2014 Effective October 27, 2014

TC E-54: Rules Respecting Track Safety (pdf 146kb) Approved November 25, 2011 Effective May 25, 2012 Original approved March 27, 1992  

TC O-056: Railway Equipment Reflectorization Rules (pdf 112kb) Effective July 19, 2006

TC O-102: Rules Respecting Minimum Qualification Standards for Railway Employees (pdf 129kb) Approved June 23, 2009

TC O 0-140: Work/Rest Rules for Rail Operating Employees (pdf 59kb) Effective February 23, 2011

RAC Work/Rest Rules Interpretation Document (pdf, 56kb)

TC E-14: Standard For LED Signal Modules At Highway/Railway Grade Crossings (pdf 331kb) TC O-187: Railway Locomotive

Inspection and Safety Rules (pdf 293kb) Revised December 2014

TC O-26: Railway Passenger Car Inspection and Safety Rules (pdf 88kb)

TC O-16: Railway Passenger Handling Safety Rules (pdf 188kb)

TC E-10: Standards Respecting Pipeline Crossings under Railways (pdf 68kb)

TC E-07.01: Railway Signal and Traffic Control Systems Standards (pdf 68kb)

TC E-06: Rules for the Control and Prevention of Fires on Railway Rights-Of-Way (pdf 136kb)

TC O 0-185: Railway Freight Car Inspection and Safety Rules (pdf 586kb)

TC O-010: Rules for the Installation, Inspection and Testing of Air Reservoirs (Other than on Locomotives) (pdf 89kb)

TC O-17A: Railway Rules Governing Safety Critical Positions (pdf 122kb)

TC O 0-68: Railway Medical Rules for Positions Critical to Safe Railway Operations (pdf 62kb) Approved June 16th, 2000 Revised October 19, 2006

TC E-05: Standard Respecting Railway Clearances (pdf 674kb)


Canadian Commercial Corporation
Canadian Commercial Corporation is a unique export sales agency, wholly owned by the Government of Canada, with a broad legislated mandate to assist in the development of trade between Canada and other nations.

Export Development Canada
Export Development Canada provides Canadian exporters with financing, insurance and bonding services as well as foreign market expertise.

House of Commons-Standing Committee on Finance (FINA)
The website of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Transcripts of proceedings and reports may be found at this site.

Industry Canada - Rail
Industry Canada's Strategis rail page, with helpful links to other Government and Industry sites of interest to the rail sector.

Transportation Development Centre (TDC)
The Transportation Development Centre, Transport Canada's centre of expertise for transportation R&D, places great importance on sharing information and cooperating with other organizations in the field of transportation. We are pleased to be part of the Internet’s global information exchange. We invite you to browse through our Web site, to find out more about TDC and its research program.

ecoFREIGHT Funding Program


CN Lines SIG (Special Interest Group)
Web site for the CN Lines Special Interest Group, and independent not-for-profit group affiliated with the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). A forum for people with a common interest in the Canadian National family of railways.

TrainsCan is an online information resource for the Canadian railway community - industry, history, rail enthusiasts.

Railway 101 Industry Education Series Courses

Rail Freight Greenhouse Gas Calculator

Career on Track
Rail is one of Canada’s fastest growing industries - one where you can make your mark. No matter what your ambitions or interests, rail offers dynamic, diverse opportunities that lead to well-paid jobs and rewarding careers.
Looking for great opportunities that fit an urban or rural lifestyle? You’ve come to the right place! From high tech positions to hands on trades and professional disciplines, whatever your goals, Canada’s railways can take you there.
What are you waiting for? Get on board!


Canadian National Railway
Home page for Canadian National.

Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway web site

VIA Rail Canada
Canada's national passenger rail system.