Moving People

Canadians are choosing rail more than ever as a comfortable, affordable and environmentally friendly way to travel. Canada's passenger railways currently move 75 million people each year, and that number is rising. Gas prices and urban sprawl have boosted demand for passenger rail infrastructure and services, and Canada’s intercity and commuter railways have responded exceptionally well.

Revenue from passenger transportation services – representing combined intercity, tourist train and commuter rail services – has climbed 73 per cent over the past 10 years, with the number of rail commuters in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec growing 28 per cent during that time.

As the price of fuel continues to rise, Canada’s passenger railways expect to carry even more people looking to take advantage of rail’s economic benefits, while lessening their environmental footprint.

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Locomotive Emissions Monitoring

The Locomotive Emissions Monitoring Program (LEM) data filing is completed in accordance with the terms of the 2011-2015 Memorandum of Understanding (2011 – 2015 MOU) signed on April 30, 2013, between the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) and Transport Canada (TC) concerning the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and criteria air contaminants (CAC) from locomotives operating in Canada. MORE >