Rail media advisory 2012

Transportation Safety Board to Hold a News Briefing on VIA Rail Canada Passenger Train Accident

Gatineau, Quebec, 27 February 2012 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news briefing on 27 February, 2012, to provide an update on the investigation into the 26 February 2012 VIA Rail passenger train accident in Burlington, Ontario.

The Investigator-in-Charge will explain the TSB's investigative process, update on the current status of the investigation, and outline next steps.

When:

Monday, February 27, 2012 10:30 a.m

Who:

Tom Griffith, Senior Rail Investigator (English)
Nathalie Lepage, Rail Investigator (French)

Where:

Corner of King Road and Enfield
Burlington, ON

This event is for media only. Media representatives will need to show their outlet identification.

Media are now allowed to go close to the crossing.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca