June 11: TSB Proposes Safety Changes for Railways
The TSB is proposing safety changes that would apply to both passenger and freight travel and bring railways in line with air travel and US railway regulations. The board’s recommendations are in its report on a 2012 derailment, which killed three engineers and injured 45 passengers. The TSB says rail operators should install automatic, fail-safe override systems that can stop or slow a train if it misses a signal and locomotives should have video monitoring systems to make crash investigations easier. Transport Canada has 90 days to respond.