Rail Trends

This is the Railway Association of Canada’s 21st edition of Rail Trends, an annual report on the performance of Canada’s freight and passenger railway sector. The publication contains a rolling 10-year review of financial and statistical results, reflecting multiple aspects of rail performance.

The performance data in 2013 Rail Trends demonstrates that rail is reliable, sustainable, and most importantly, safe.

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This is our organization’s 20th edition of Rail Trends. The data in this year’s milestone edition shows the industry’s continued dedication to growth, safety and sustainability, and demonstrates why the Canadian rail sector is experiencing a true renaissance.

To download 2012 Rail Trends, click here. (pdf 1.9MB)


Canada's rail sector has bounced back from the 2009 global economic downturn posting solid volume growth. The industry has also continued to invest significantly in increased capacity and efficiencies. The findings are outlined in Rail Trends 2011, an annual compendium of statistics and comment about rail sector performance published by the Railway Association of Canada.

To download 2011 Rail Trends, click here. (pdf 1.02MB)


Rail Trends 2010
To download Rail Trends 2010, click here. (pdf 2.2MB)


Rail Trends 2009
To download Rail Trends 2009, click here. (pdf 1.2MB)




Alex Paterson
Communications Specialist
Telephone: (613) 564 8111
Email: alexp@railcan.ca

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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 >