Member Railways

Rail is the innovative and essential backbone of the transportation system, embracing an efficient, growing, safe, secure and environmentally sustainable model to move the Canadian economy. Rail moves over 70 million people and more than 70 per cent of all surface goods every year, relieving road congestion and helping limit harmful emissions and employs some 32,000 people throughout Canada.

As representatives for our members, RAC is an authority on issues concerning Canadian Rail and the trusted body Government consults in establishing Regulations and standards. This partnership creates a constructive environment and helps ensure that Rail is safe, secure, competitive and accessible. Regulatory stability and certainty help build an economic model in which significant investments can be confidently made.

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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 >