Region: North America
Country: Global / Non-Specific
Keywords: Legal Framework, Rail
Canada Transportation Act 1996 (as amended) - Loi sur les Transports au Canada (English and French translation within a single document) - Part III of the Act deals with railway transportation. It contains regulations on running rights, joint trackage use, and interswitching. All these concepts refer to a shared use of railway infrastructure.
Railway Interswitching Regulations 1987 (as amended) - Règlement sur l’Interconnexion du Trafic Ferroviaire (English and French translation within a single document) - The Regulations specify the Canada Transportation Act and contain details on interswitching zones and interswitching rates.
For more information on track access in general visit Railways: Track Access and Haulage. More information on track access laws and regulations is available at Track Access Laws and Regulations.
Canada_Transportation Act 1996 (Loi sur Les Transports)_EN & FR.pdf
Canada_Railway Interswitching Regulations 1987 (Reglement sur l'Interconnexion)_EN&FR.pdf
Updated: September 30, 2021