Guide to Railway Charges for Crossing Maintenance and Construction 2023

September 15, 2023 – Gatineau, QC – Canadian Transportation Agency

The Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) has updated its Guide to Railway Crossing Maintenance and Construction Charges for 2023.

The Agency developed the Guide to assist railway companies, landowners, road authorities, and utility companies by providing a third-party assessment of rail costs and proposing consistent, nationwide schedules and guidelines for work performed by railway companies. Federal railway companies can use the Guide as a reference when charging for work performed at crossings, crossing warning systems, or any other crossing-related work. Other parties can use this as a reference when discussing potential charges.

This year we are updating the rates as inflation has increased significantly since 2021. These updated rates reflect the considerable input price increases impacting the railways' material, fuel and labour costs. The rest of the guide remains the same from 2021.

Agency has indexed these new rates based on the most recent information and submissions. We develop the rates from Class I railway companies' accounting data. We follow established principles, methods and procedures to cost their railway operations for regulatory purposes.

We are targeting a full update to the Guide in July 2024.

For more Information

Canadian Transportation Agency

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N9
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