Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

August 2017

Table 3 Main-track train derailments by province *
  January to August Derailments with DG involvement
January to August
  2017 2016 2012-2016
average
2017 2016 2012-2016
average
* There were 2 occurrences with dangerous goods release to date in 2017 and none in 2016.
Canada 61 37 55 5 8 10
Newfoundland 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 1 1 0 1 1
Quebec 5 8 7 1 1 1
Ontario 7 13 14 1 4 4
Manitoba 3 3 5 0 0 1
Saskatchewan 9 2 5 0 1 1
Alberta 19 6 12 3 0 2
British Columbia 16 4 12 0 1 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 October 17, 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.