Transport Canada rejects safety recommendation after fatal train derailment
(Source; Global News, February 25, 2013)
TORONTO — One year after a Via train derailed in Burlington, Ont., killing three crew members and injuring more than 40 on board, the final report into the investigation has yet to be released. But the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it made a safety recommendation while its investigation was in progress that was rejected by Transport Canada.
He says the TSB did issue an advisory to Transport Canada approximately six months ago, which had to do with the type of crossover involved in the derailment in Burlington.
“There’s very few high-speed passenger trains that travel through this type of crossover,” said Griffith in a phone interview with Global News. “We suggested to Transport Canada that they issue orders to forbid trains to crossover at any of those locations… they said no.”
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013