Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

August 2017

Table 5 Non 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 no occurrences with dangerous goods release to date in 2017 or in 2016.
Canada 405 356 389 36 51 61
Newfoundland 6 11 3 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 2 2 2 0 0 0
New Brunswick 7 9 7 2 4 2
Quebec 73 63 52 3 5 5
Ontario 74 72 73 8 13 13
Manitoba 55 46 52 6 4 6
Saskatchewan 36 44 48 2 4 7
Alberta 73 56 90 8 14 20
British Columbia 79 53 60 7 7 6
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 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.