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Transportation Information Regulations (SOR/96-334)

Regulations are current to 2022-01-12 and last amended on 2019-12-15. Previous Versions

PART IIRail Carriers (continued)

Information (continued)

  •  (1) A class I rail carrier that transports grain must provide to the Minister information in respect of the transportation of grain that includes, for each movement event,

    • (a) the letters that identify the railway car;

    • (b) the number that identifies the railway car;

    • (c) an indication as to whether the railway car is loaded or empty;

    • (d) an indication as to whether the railway car is being

      • (i) placed at a location for loading,

      • (ii) placed at a location for unloading,

      • (iii) released for transportation,

      • (iv) transported, or

      • (v) constructively or actually placed;

    • (e) the date and time that the movement event began;

    • (f) the geographic location code that identifies the location where the movement event began;

    • (g) the date and time that the movement event ended;

    • (h) the geographic location code that identifies the location where the movement event ended; and

    • (i) the standard transportation commodity code in respect of the grain.

  • (2) A class I rail carrier that transports grain must provide to the Minister, in respect of each crop year, a statement of the benefits, including the monetary benefits, given to grain handling undertakings as a means of sharing present or anticipated gains in the efficiency of the grain handling and transportation system.

  • (3) The value of the monetary benefits paid or credited to grain handling undertakings shall be expressed, if reasonably quantifiable, in dollars.

  • SOR/99-328, s. 5
  • SOR/2014-190, s. 2
  •  (1) A class I rail carrier must provide to the Minister weekly information in respect of order fulfilment for grain shipments, including

    • (a) the number of railway cars ordered by the shipper;

    • (b) the number of railway cars committed by the rail carrier;

    • (c) the number of railway cars placed by the rail carrier; and

    • (d) the number of railway cars that were ordered and cancelled by the shipper.

  • (2) A class I rail carrier must provide to the Minister weekly information in respect of its covered hopper cars, including

    • (a) the number of empty railway cars;

    • (b) the number of loaded railway cars;

    • (c) the number of railway cars in storage; and

    • (d) the number of bad order railway cars.

  • (3) A class I rail carrier must provide to the Minister weekly information in respect of grain traffic, including

    • (a) the corridor used for

      • (i) grain traffic solely within the Western Division,

      • (ii) grain traffic from the Western Division to other parts of Canada,

      • (iii) grain traffic from the Western Division to the United States and Mexico, or

      • (iv) grain traffic from the United States to the Western Division;

    • (b) information as to whether the grain was transported by hopper car or container;

    • (c) the number of loaded cars transported in each corridor; and

    • (d) the gross tonnage of grain transported in each corridor.

  • SOR/2014-190, s. 3
  •  (1) A class I rail carrier that transports passengers, must provide to the Minister, financial, operating and traffic information, other than information that relates to commuter trains, in respect of each month of the quarterly reporting period, that consists of

    • (a) revenues derived from

      • (i) the transportation of revenue passengers and passholders,

      • (ii) the sale of food and beverages,

      • (iii) receipts for mail and express services, and

      • (iv) the use of station property; and

    • (b) variable transportation costs attributable to

      • (i) payments to other rail carriers for the use of tracks, signals, dispatchers and locomotives,

      • (ii) train crews, fuel and reassembling trains at terminals,

      • (iii) buses and taxis used to provide scheduled services and, when a train cannot operate, non-scheduled services,

      • (iv) incentives,

      • (v) equipment maintenance, marketing and sales and station property maintenance, and

      • (vi) supplies used on trains and employees and facilities that provide customer services.

  • (2) A class I rail carrier that transports passengers must provide to the Minister traffic statistics, in respect of each month of the annual reporting period, that consists of

    • (a) revenue in relation to

      • (i) the distance that revenue passengers travelled, and

      • (ii) the number of revenue passengers travelling;

    • (b) the number of

      • (i) passholders and infants in relation to the distance that passholders and infants travelled,

      • (ii) passholders per coach, and

      • (iii) passholders and infants who have first class accommodation;

    • (c) the distance travelled by

      • (i) each train, in miles,

      • (ii) the total number of cars on each train, in miles,

      • (iii) each locomotive on each train, in miles, and

      • (iv) each train, in miles, multiplied by the number of seats in all of the cars of that train;

    • (d) the total distance travelled by

      • (i) passengers, including infants, divided by the total number of seats, and

      • (ii) passengers, other than infants, divided by the total number of seats; and

    • (e) performance indicators, including

      • (i) how often, expressed as a percentage, trains arrived at their destination at the scheduled time,

      • (ii) revenue in relation to costs, expressed as a percentage,

      • (iii) how often, expressed as a percentage, locomotives and cars were available to be operated, and

      • (iv) the number of miles that locomotives and cars operated before they incurred mechanical difficulties that caused delays affecting a train’s scheduled arrival time.

  • (3) The information required by subsections (1) and (2) must be provided in relation to the transportation system summary, by the following service categories and by each route within the following service categories,

    • (a) eastern corridor;

    • (b) southwestern Ontario;

    • (c) eastern long-haul;

    • (d) western long-haul; and

    • (e) mandatory routes.

  • SOR/97-92, s. 6(F)

 A class I rail carrier must provide the information referred to in

  • (a) subsections 10(1), (3) and (4) and section 11,

    • (i) when that information is to be provided in respect of a quarterly reporting period, by no later than 60 days after the last day of that period, and

    • (ii) when that information is to be provided in respect of an annual reporting period, by no later than 90 days after the last day of that period; and

  • (b) subsection 10(2),

    • (i) when that information is to be provided in respect of a quarterly reporting period, by no later than 60 days after the last day of the third quarterly reporting period in the same year, and

    • (ii) when that information is to be provided in respect of an annual reporting period, by no later than 90 days after the last day of that period.

  • SOR/99-328, s. 6

 A class I rail carrier must provide the information referred to in subsections 10.1(2) and (3) by no later than October 15 following the end of the crop year.

  • SOR/99-328, s. 6
  • SOR/2014-190, s. 4
  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/2017-121, s. 19]

  • (2) A class I rail carrier or class II rail carrier that transports passengers, and that realized revenues of at least $100,000,000 from transporting passengers in the calendar year before the year in which information is provided under this subsection, must provide to the Minister information about every ticket sold to a passenger for travel between two points in Canada or between a point in Canada and a point in the United States, including

    • (a) the passenger’s origin and destination as they appear on the ticket;

    • (b) the date that the passenger began the journey;

    • (c) the connecting train stations, if applicable;

    • (d) the number assigned to identify the train or trains used on the journey;

    • (e) the class of ticket and the fare paid; and

    • (f) the type of passenger, such as adult, child, student or senior, according to the tariff class.

  • (3) A class I rail carrier or class II rail carrier that transports passengers, and that realized revenues of less than $100,000,000 from transporting passengers in the calendar year before the year in which information is provided under this subsection, must provide to the Minister information about every railway line it operates for passenger travel in Canada or between Canada and the United States, including the name of the geographical location of each end of the railway line and the number of passengers transported on it.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/2014-190, s. 5]

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 9
  • SOR/2014-190, s. 5
  • SOR/2017-121, s. 19

 A class I rail carrier, class II rail carrier or class III rail carrier must provide to the Minister once a year, before the end of 90 days after the end of the calendar year, a geospatial database or timetables depicting its network, including

  • (a) the names of the subdivisions;

  • (b) the length of the subdivisions;

  • (c) the number of tracks;

  • (d) the speed limitations, and the mile-posts between which they apply;

  • (e) the ability of the subdivisions to accommodate double-stacked container trains;

  • (f) the weight capacity of the tracks, and the mile-posts between which it applies; and

  • (g) the location of, and the type of warning system for, each grade crossing.

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 9
  •  (1) A rail carrier referred to in column I of Schedule II.1 must provide to the Minister the details relating to the information required by subsection 10.1(1) and sections 10.2 and 12.2 that are provided for in the form referred to in column II for the reporting period set out in column III before the end of the day set out in column IV.

  • (2) If the form and manner of providing the details are set out in column V of Schedule II.1, a rail carrier referred to in column I must provide the details to the Minister in the form and manner set out.

  • SOR/2014-190, s. 6
  •  (1) Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company must each provide to the Minister the following information within one week after the end of a period referred to in an order made under subsection 116.2(2) of the Act:

    • (a) the volume demand for movement of grain during the period; and

    • (b) the amount of grain moved in each corridor during the period.

  • (2) In this section, grain and move have the same meanings as in section 116.1 of the Act.

  • SOR/2014-190, s. 6
  •  (1) A class I rail carrier and class II rail carrier must provide to the Minister the following information related to railway safety:

    • (a) a summary of proficiency tests, including

      • (i) the rules set out in the Canadian Rail Operating Rules that were covered by the proficiency tests,

      • (ii) the number of passes for each rule, and

      • (iii) the number of fails for each rule;

    • (b) the number of locomotives set off en route for mechanical reasons and, for each set off, the month in which the set off occurred and the mechanical reason for the set off;

    • (c) the number of cars set off en route for mechanical reasons and, for each set off, the month in which the set off occurred and the mechanical reason for the set off;

    • (d) the number of train pull aparts caused by a broken knuckle or a broken drawbar, and, for each pull apart, the month in which the pull apart occurred and the name of the subdivision where the pull apart occurred;

    • (e) the number of broken or cracked wheels found on a train in a yard or in a repair facility, and, for each broken or cracked wheel, the month in which the wheel was found and the cause of the break or crack;

    • (f) the number of deviations from the track geometry standards set out in the Rules Respecting Track Safety, and, for each deviation, the name of the subdivision where the deviation was detected;

    • (g) the number of deviations from the defective rail standards set out in the Rules Respecting Track Safety that were detected using rail flaw testing activities, and, for each deviation, the name of the subdivision where the deviation was detected;

    • (h) the number of in-service rail failures and in-service joint pull aparts for each subdivision;

    • (i) the total tonnage, in million gross tons, transported on each segment of track, and the name of the subdivision where the segment is located;

    • (j) information related to every malfunction of an automated warning system, wayside inspection system or wayside signal system for which a trouble ticket was issued, including

      • (i) the name of the subdivision where the malfunction occurred,

      • (ii) the mileage point where the automated warning system, wayside inspection system or wayside signal system is located,

      • (iii) the number assigned by the rail carrier for the trouble ticket,

      • (iv) the date and time when the malfunction was reported,

      • (v) a description of the malfunction,

      • (vi) the name of the sub-system or component that malfunctioned,

      • (vii) the remedy that was applied to resolve the malfunction, and

      • (viii) the date and time when the malfunction was resolved;

    • (k) for each subdivision, the number of culverts that required continued monitoring at the end of the reporting period;

    • (l) for each subdivision, the number of bridges with temporary slow orders at the end of the reporting period;

    • (m) the results of all electronic geometry inspections, including

      • (i) for each inspection, the type of geometry car used and the car’s identification code,

      • (ii) for each deviation from the track geometry standards set out in the Rules Respecting Track Safety,

        • (A) the name of the subdivision where the deviation was detected and, in respect of a multiple main line territory, the identification code of the track where the deviation was detected,

        • (B) the mileage point where the deviation was detected, and

        • (C) the date on which the deviation was detected, and

      • (iii) a summary of total miles tested in each subdivision and, in respect of a multiple main line territory, a summary of total miles tested, per track identification code; and

    • (n) the results of all rail flaw inspections, including

      • (i) for each inspection, the type of rail flaw detection vehicle used and the vehicle’s identification code,

      • (ii) for each deviation from the defective rail standards set out in the Rules Respecting Track Safety that was detected using rail flaw testing activities,

        • (A) the name of the subdivision where the deviation was detected and, in respect of a multiple main line territory, the identification code of the track where the deviation was detected,

        • (B) the mileage point where the deviation was detected, and

        • (C) the date on which the deviation was detected, and

      • (iii) a summary of total miles tested in each subdivision and, in respect of a multiple main line territory, a summary of total miles tested, per track identification code.

  • (2) A rail carrier referred to in column I of Schedule II.2 must provide to the Minister the details relating to the information required by paragraphs (1)(a) to (l) that are provided for in the form referred to in column II for the reporting period set out in column III before the end of day set out in column IV.

  • (3) A rail carrier referred to in column I of Schedule II.2 must provide to the Minister, electronically using files in Excel or Comma-separated values (CSV) format, the information required by paragraphs (1)(m) and (n) for the reporting period set out in column III before the end of the day set out in column IV.

  • SOR/2014-285, s. 3
 
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