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Canada’s railways don’t just transport people and products―they drive our nation’s economy. Click below to learn about the importance of passenger and freight railways, and find out how they innovate, ensure safety, security and sustainability, and invest to help people and goods get where they need to go.
Associate Member Profile | Rail-Werks Inc.
Rail-Werx, a Railway of Canada associate member, provides training, auditing, and other consulting services to rail operators to ensure they are meeting regulatory compliance.
Safety and Security
Member Profile | Canadian Pacific Railway
In a world of online shopping and globalized supply chains, delivering reliably becomes mission critical for rail companies. At CP, efficiency and safety go together – with technology driving the way forward.
Safety and Security
Member Profile | Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions is a RAC member based in Stettler, Alberta and offering rail-based day excursions to its clients. Like many tourism and entertainment businesses, COVID has had a devastating impact. But Alberta Prairie perseveres. General Manager Bob Willis shares the secret to the company’s success to date.
Member Profile | The Great Canadian Railtour Company
The Great Canadian Railtour Company is an RAC member that operates a tourist railway offering luxury getaways under the Rocky Mountaineer brand. Canadian operations resumed July 5th after a COVID-induced hiatus with several new measures introduced to keep all aboard safe. We recently spoke with Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Southern (MS) about the pandemic’s toll and what it took to get running again.
Associate Member Profile | A&B Rail Services Ltd
A&B Rail Services Ltd. is a railway solutions company that goes the extra mile when it comes to Indigenous participation and partnership. The nature of its business means A&B works in Canada’s largest urban environments and in many remote and Northern communities.
Member Profile | Keewatin Railway Company
Keewatin Railway Company (KRC) recently marked a milestone anniversary. Fifteen years ago, in the spring of 2006, KRC began operations as a lifeline to several northern Manitoba communities that both built and relied upon rail, and whose futures were very uncertain in the time leading up to KRC’s creation.
Small Saskatchewan Town a Testing Ground for Rail Innovation
Unity, Saskatchewan (population 2600) is like many towns that dot the landscape of the Canadian Prairies. It’s located at the intersection of two highways. It’s also at the junction of two rail lines. The telecommunications tower at Unity’s rail station is serving as a test site for a concept seeking to support the continuous improvement process of rail reliability and efficiency. In this case, the focus is to improve advanced rail communications in rural and remote Canada.
Associate Member Profile | Wabtec
Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for the freight and transit rail sectors. Offering “transportation solutions that move and improve the world,” Wabtec has more than 27,000 employees working in more than 50 countries. The company calls its employees “architects of the future.” And innovation is at the core of a value system aimed at “raising the bar for safety, quality, talent, and value.”
Member Profile | Essex Terminal Railway
An innovative approach to track inspections by Essex Terminal Railway (ETR) is proving not only that a picture is worth a thousand words, but also that visual reports can save time, money, and even lives.
Member Profile | Metrolinx
RAC member Metrolinx is undertaking the largest transportation investment in Ontario’s history to get you where you need to go better, faster, easier, while also operating GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO. In April 2019, the Ontario government announced the creation of the Ontario Line, a new subway route.
Member Profile | Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Inc.
Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Inc. is a Railway Association of Canada member that is making history with every trip. Created by the First Nations of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam, Matimekush-Lac John and Kawawachikamach, Tshiuetin is the first railway in Canada to be entirely Indigenous-owned. Tshiuetin offers critical rail services between Sept-Îles, Québec, Emeril Junction, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Schefferville, Québec. James Berubé is the Director of Operations for Tshiuetin.
Associate Member Profile | BCIT School of Transportation’s Railway Training
While BCIT is one of three providers of post-secondary railway training in Canada, the school is the only one with its own certified, operational railway. It is also the first to divide the Railway Association of Canada (RAC)’s rail curriculum into three distinct courses for part-time study.