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2014-08-12 12:21:40

CALGARY, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13C0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the January 2013 collision between a tractor-trailer and a Canadian Pacific train at a level crossing was due to a number of factors, such as unfamiliarity with the route, a lack of compelling audio and visual cues at the crossing, and a restricted view from the truck's cab. The truck driver and two train crew members sustained minor...

2014-06-30 12:22:05

OMAHA, Neb., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad reminds drivers to use caution at railroad crossings while traveling during the Independence Day holiday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO "Independence Day is a special time for gathering with family and friends, and we urge drivers to use caution as they approach and cross railroad tracks," said Robert Morrison, Union Pacific Chief of Police. "Drivers should always expect a train and obey all railroad...

2014-06-17 12:20:51

WINNIPEG, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The investigation report (R13W0083) released today by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the school bus driver was unaware of the approaching train. As the driver proceeded from a stop onto a public passive level crossing, the bus was struck by the train. On 26 March 2013, at about 1515 Central Standard Time, CN freight train L50041-26 was proceeding eastward on the Lampman Subdivision when it struck a southbound...

2014-06-12 12:20:54

Truck avoids collision with full Amtrak passenger train THE VILLAGE OF ELWOOD, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elwood Police Department released a video today of an 18-wheel semi-truck breaking through the railroad crossing gates at Walter Strawn Drive and Route 53, avoiding what could have been a tragic collision with a loaded Amtrak passenger train. Law enforcement authorities released the video to demonstrate just how dangerous the intersection has become....

2014-06-02 12:21:32

ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peach State Whistle-Stop Safety Train this week starts a 327-mile tour from the heart of South Georgia to the carpet capital of the world, calling attention to highway-rail safety and trespasser awareness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140602/93160 The train, stopping in nine cities from Valdosta to Dalton in three days, is operated by Norfolk Southern Railway and Operation Lifesaver to raise public awareness about being safe and...

2014-04-28 12:21:46

Canadian Pacific and Canadian Pacific Police Service stressing importance of safety at grade crossings and reminding people to stay away from railway property. CALGARY, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - During Public Rail Safety Week, April 28 - May 4, Canadian Pacific, other Canadian railways, and stakeholders will be reminding motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians about the importance of staying safe around railway property, in particular railway crossings. Public Rail Safety Week is an...

2014-04-11 00:20:06

Protecting the safety of pedestrians and motorists at railway crossings OTTAWA, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today issued a Section 31 Notice and Order to VIA Rail to immediately address safety issues at six railway crossings in the Barrhaven community of Ottawa. Under the authority of the Railway Safety Act, the Minister is taking key measures to protect the safety of pedestrians and motorists that use these railway grade crossings. As a result...

2014-02-07 16:21:11

Protecting the safety of Canadians travelling by rail and road at federally regulated grade crossings OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced proposed Grade Crossings Regulations that would establish new safety standards for federally regulated grade crossings. A grade crossing, also known as a road or level crossing, is where a railway line crosses a road at the same level. Under the authority of the Railway Safety Act,...


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