Deployment notice

TSB launches an investigation into the uncontrolled movement of a railway car in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Winnipeg, Manitoba, 11 April 2016 — After a detailed assessment, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is launching an investigation (R16W0074) into the uncontrolled movement of a railway car that occurred in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 27 March. During switching by Canadian Pacific employees in the Sutherland Yard, a tail-end rail car separated from the train and rolled uncontrolled through the yard and across two public level railway crossings equipped with automatic protection before coming to rest on the main line. There were no injuries.


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.

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