Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

May 2017

Table 5 Non 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 were no occurrences with dangerous goods release to date in 2017 or in 2016.
Canada 278 216 247 20 37 42
Newfoundland 4 9 2 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 2 2 2 0 0 0
New Brunswick 4 2 4 2 1 1
Quebec 52 40 31 2 5 4
Ontario 53 43 47 6 10 9
Manitoba 37 31 35 3 4 5
Saskatchewan 24 27 31 2 3 4
Alberta 46 30 57 4 8 14
British Columbia 56 32 38 1 6 4
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0
Figure 1: Number of non main-track train derailments per month [D]
Number of non main-track train derailments per month
Figure 2: Number of non main-track train derailments per total number of car derailed [D]
Number of non-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.