This is a guide for shippers and railways that are involved in level of service arbitration. It explains what happens if the shipper submits an issue for arbitration that the railway believes is not eligible. The guide explains:
- the railway's right to formally object to including the issue in the arbitration;
- the deadline for the railway to submit its objection and the information it must include;
- the process the CTA uses to consider objections, including the possibility that it would hold a hearing with the shipper and the railway (and other witnesses if needed); and
- the documents or information the shipper and railway would have to provide during the process, and the deadlines for providing them.
See also: Freight Rail Service and Rates: A Guide
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This is a guide for freight railways. It explains:
- the forms railways must submit to the CTA (Annual Certificate of Compliance for Railway Operations in Canada, Certificate of Insurance; and Detailed Volume Report);
- the minimum levels of liability insurance that freight railways must have to get and keep their railway licence (certificate of fitness);
- how the insurance levels are higher for railways that carry dangerous goods (the more the railway carries, the more insurance it must have);
- how the CTA confirms what insurance level a railway should have and monitors railways to ensure they are maintaining the proper level;
- railways' reporting responsibilities related to dangerous goods and insurance; and
- the special requirements for railways involved in accidents involving certain dangerous goods.
See also: Guide to Certificates of Fitness.
This is a guide for railways that want to build a line across the line of another railway. It explains:
- issues you and the other railway should consider as you negotiate;
- the benefits of filing the crossing agreement with the CTA, if you reach an agreement;
- how to apply to the CTA if you cannot reach an agreement, including what information to provide.