Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

July 2017

Table 5. Non main-track train derailments by province *
  January to July Derailments with DG involvement
January to July
  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 361 308 342 30 48 55
Newfoundland 6 10 3 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 2 2 2 0 0 0
New Brunswick 7 6 6 2 3 2
Quebec 60 55 46 2 5 4
Ontario 69 65 65 8 13 12
Manitoba 52 42 47 6 4 6
Saskatchewan 32 38 42 2 4 6
Alberta 62 42 79 5 12 18
British Columbia 71 48 52 5 7 5
Northwest Territories 0 0 1 0 0 1
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 August 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.