Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

October 2017

Table 5 Non 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 was 1 occurrence with dangerous goods release to date in 2017 and none in 2016.
Canada 488 449 482 42 60 75
Newfoundland 8 12 4 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 4 2 3 0 0 0
New Brunswick 9 12 9 2 6 3
Quebec 89 75 62 4 5 6
Ontario 97 89 93 10 15 15
Manitoba 66 57 63 7 7 8
Saskatchewan 42 59 59 3 5 8
Alberta 85 68 113 8 15 25
British Columbia 88 75 76 8 7 9
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 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.