News Releases

Notice to Industry: Standard Point Location Codes

April 15, 2024 – National Capital Region (Gatineau, QC/Ottawa, ON) – Canadian Transportation Agency & Railway Association of Canada The Canadian Transportation Agency (the Agency) has been the official source of providing and maintaining Standard Point Location Codes (SPLCs) for shipping rail points in Canada for several years. The SPLCs continue to be very useful […]

Transport Canada and Railway Association of Canada join forces to further reduce emissions in Canada’s rail transportation sector

OTTAWA – December 21, 2023 – Clean transportation and collaborative actions are key to a sustainable future, Canada’s economic prosperity, and Canadians’ well-being. Rail is the most efficient form of transportation for passengers and goods over land and is a critical part of the solution. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and the President […]

PULLING FOR CANADA: Rail Trends 2023

OTTAWA – December 20, 2023 – The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today released Rail Trends 2023 – a rolling, 10-year review of financial and statistical results. “Canada’s railways are pulling for Canada – and this report confirms that they are the backbone of our economy,” says Marc Brazeau, RAC’s President and CEO. “Day in, […]

Pulling for Canada: Canada’s Railways Celebrate Safety and Environmental Leaders

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2023 – Canadian railways are consistently among the safest in the world. They’re also green and getting greener. Building on those track records, the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today unveils the winners of its 2023 Safety and Environment Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation. “Safety is job one for all railroaders and […]

2023 RAC SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT AWARDS: Winners have their say

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2023 – The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today unveils the winners of its 2023 Safety and Environment Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation. Recipients’ commitment to safer, cleaner communities speaks for itself: Safety CN – Enablon GO: “CN’s Near Miss and Hazard reporting system allows employees to proactively identify issues across the […]


OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2023 – Four college students with dreams of making their careers in rail are getting help with their tuition as the first recipients of new scholarships supported by the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) and its annual Women in Rail conference. “Women in Rail is all about breaking down barriers to gender […]

Canada’s Railways – Innovating to reduce emissions and move our economy

OTTAWA, September 25, 2023 – Major investments in green technology are powering continued progress in Canadian railways’ drive toward lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The latest Locomotive Emissions Monitoring (LEM) report released today by the Railway Association of Canada confirms that, year-over-year, GHG emissions intensities improved across all railway operations: GHG emissions intensity for freight […]


July 6, 2023 All of Canada and every Canadian railroader stands in solidarity with the people of Lac-Mégantic and with those who lost loved ones in the tragedy. The memories of those who perished are forever etched on our collective soul. The events of that day serve as a stark reminder of every railroader’s singular mission: to […]


The RAC’S Women in Rail Conference for 2023 is coming up fast. It will take place virtually, meaning you can join from anywhere, connect with women from across the rail sector, and gain expert insights. The conference celebrates the achievements female railroaders and empowers more women to take on leadership roles in the industry. Attendees […]