Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

October 2017

Table 3 Main-track train derailments by province *
  January to October Derailments with DG involvement
January to October
  2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
* There were 3 occurrences with dangerous goods release to date in 2017 and none in 2016.
Canada 74 51 66 10 8 12
Newfoundland 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 1 1 0 1 1
Quebec 7 8 8 1 1 1
Ontario 9 14 15 2 4 4
Manitoba 5 4 6 1 0 1
Saskatchewan 11 3 7 0 1 2
Alberta 23 11 15 6 0 2
British Columbia 17 10 15 0 1 1
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 November 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.