Additional information required for applications about crossings

Road and utility crossings

In order for the application to be considered complete, the following information should be included:

  1. the location of the crossing (including railway mileage and subdivision, the name of the road and town and/or land title co-ordinates);
  2. a description of the project, in the level of detail that would ordinarily be included in an agreement;
  3. the purpose of the project
  4. a list or description of the issues to which both parties have agreed; and
  5. a list or description of the contentious issues to be resolved by the Agency, on which the other party will be given an opportunity to comment.

For road crossings of railways:

The application should also include two copies of a general arrangement plan or drawing, prepared to scale and appropriately dated and signed. The plan should include the following information:

  1. a title block containing the name of the road authority, the road identification, the name of the railway company, the railway subdivision and mileage, the plan number and the date;
  2. a key map showing the location of the proposed work and all road crossings affected by it;
  3. plan view of the road crossing and of its approaches showing all the pertinent information, including:
    1. the location and width of the railway right-of-way, including all the railway infrastructure, for at least 400 metres in each direction from the road crossing;
    2. the location and width of the road allowance, including all the road infrastructure, for at least 100 metres in each direction from the road crossing;
    3. the angle of the crossing;
    4. drainage and utility facilities relating to the road crossing; and
    5. any necessary changes to the railway or road infrastructure;
  4. a profile of the railway for at least 100 metres in each direction from the road crossing with the elevation of the original ground at the centre line of the track;
  5. a profile of the road for at least 100 metres in each direction from the road crossing, showing the elevation of the road surface, the existing and proposed gradients and the elevation of the original ground at the centre line of the road;
  6. a typical cross section of the road allowance around the road crossing showing the location and width of the traffic lanes, shoulders, curbs, medians, sidewalks, drainage and utility facilities; and

For grade separations:

  1. the limits of the project within which the parties could share costs, in the applicant's opinion;
  2. the boundaries of the existing road allowance and of the proposed road allowance that will contain the proposed work, its approaches, and any related drainage and utility facilities;
  3. an elevation of the proposed work indicating horizontal and vertical clearances; and
  4. a cross section of the proposed work showing:
    1. for an overhead bridge: the location and width of the traffic lanes, shoulders, curbs, medians, sidewalks, railings, drainage and utility facilities; or
    2. for a subway: the track structure, number and spacing of tracks, walkways, railings, drainage and all utility facilities.
  5. information such as existing and proposed signage and signals, posted or proposed road speeds, vehicle count and seniority may also be useful.

Private crossings

If the parties are unable to agree on a private crossing, the party proposing to install the crossing may apply to the Agency for an order authorizing the crossing, including a ruling on the disputed issues.

To help the Agency fully appreciate the situation, the following information should be included in an application:

  1. the location of the crossing (railway mileage and subdivision are essential, while town and/or land title co-ordinates are also helpful but less critical);
  2. sufficient evidence of historical ownership to date of the land on both sides of the railway, if applying under section 102;
  3. a description of the project, such as a description of the approaches to the crossing, to the level of detail that would normally be part of an agreement;
  4. the purpose and necessity of the project, when it is not clear;
  5. two copies of a plan, drawing, sketch or other map that helps describe the location of the crossing;
  6. a list or description of the issues to which both parties have agreed;
  7. a list or description of the contentious issues to be resolved by the Agency, on which the other party will be given an opportunity to comment.

Railway works cost apportionment

In the event of a dispute, any party that may benefit from the railway work may ask the Agency to apportion the costs of the project.

In order for your application to be considered complete, the following information should be included:

  • a description of the existing conditions;
  • a description of the work;
  • the reason for the work;
  • the reason why the existing condition is no longer adequate;
  • other options considered in lieu of the work;
  • a list of the benefits each party will receive when the work is completed;
  • a cost estimate, where appropriate;
  • the location of the site (railway mileage and subdivision, street name and municipality, if available); and
  • any other supporting information, including seniority.
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