Most communities in Canada grew up around the railway tracks. As population has grown, issues ranging from noise and vibrations of train operations and idling locomotives, to blocked highway/railway crossings, are common concerns in many municipalities. To build common approaches to the prevention and resolution of issues that arise when people live and work in close proximity to railway operations The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) have jointly created a program known as "Proximity". 

Click here to go to the Proximity website.

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Rail Trends

The Railway Association of Canada's Rail Trends provides a ten-year composite of financial and operating statistics for a comprehensive review of the business of transporting goods and people by rail in Canada. This review covers virtually all interveners of rail - the Class 1s, regional freight companies, short lines, intercity passenger, commuter and tourist train... MORE >