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Member Profile | CadRI

Associate Member Profile | CAD Railway Industries Ltd. (CadRI) This is Greg Percy’s 39th year in the rail industry. The last two winters, though, have been unlike any of the ones he knew before. In November 2019, Greg left behind 37 years focused on the daily operations of moving people and goods, including executive roles […]

Member Profile | SFP Pointe-Noire

A conversation with CEO, Mr. Louis Gravel Among its business lines, Société ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) manages a short-haul heavy-tonnage rail line that is expanding rapidly. The Government of Quebec and Minerai de fer Quebec recently announced a joint investment of $ 135 million so that the SFPPN can modernize its infrastructure, double […]

The Power of Data is Saving Fuel for the Rail Industry

The rail industry has long been one of the most fuel-efficient methods of transportation for both freight and passenger service. The ongoing investment in clean and green technology has continued to push the rail industry above others, such as vehicle and air travel, as the least polluting mode of transportation.

Canada’s railways as recovery partners post COVID-19

Canada’s railways as recovery partners: private and public sectors can work together to help ‘roar back’ from COVID shocks Whenever I am asked about my job and why I am passionate about what I do, it inevitably comes down to one thing: it’s the people. It’s the tens of thousands of railroaders across Canada who […]

Grade Crossing Regulations

Rail safety is a shared responsibility. By working together, we can help keep communities and citizens safe and prevent fatalities and injuries on or near railway property. Under the Grade Crossings Regulations (the Regulations) effective in November of 2014, railway companies, and public and private authorities share the responsibility for managing the safety at federally-regulated […]

Enabling Canada’s World-Class Supply Chain

The record investments in infrastructure and equipment earmarked in 2020 are enabling railways to better serve their customers by enhancing the safety, efficiency and resiliency of the rail network.

Rail is Green Transportation

Railways move people and goods, while doing good. They reduce traffic on our highways, save energy and help to curb greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Click to learn more.

We’ve Come a Long Way Since the Last Spike

Today’s railways use cutting-edge technologies and process improvements to promote safety, enhance customer service and reduce their environmental footprint. Click to learn more.

Delivering Canada’s Amazing Products to the World

Canada’s freight railways move over 900,000 tonnes of goods every day, 365 days a year. They deliver everything from the food we eat, to the cars we drive and the fuel we use to heat our homes. Click to learn more.