Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

May 2017

Table 3 Main-track train derailments by province *
  January to May Derailments with DG involvement
January to May
  2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
* There was 1 occurrence with dangerous goods release to date in 2017 and none in 2016.
Canada 33 24 36 1 7 6
Newfoundland 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 1 1 0 1 1
Quebec 3 7 5 1 1 0
Ontario 4 8 9 0 4 3
Manitoba 0 0 2 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 6 2 4 0 1 1
Alberta 6 4 7 0 0 1
British Columbia 14 2 8 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0
Figure 1: Number of main-track train derailments per month [D]
Number of main-track train derailments per month
Figure 2: Number of main track derailments per total number of car derailed [D]
Number of main-track train derailments per total number of car derailed
Data extracted June 15, 2017.
New TSB regulations came into effect on July 1, 2014, changing some reporting requirements.
* Under new reporting requirements all derailments are reportable

Note: This is preliminary information subject to year-end validation and reconciliation.