Decision No. 446-R-2008

August 29, 2008

August 29, 2008

APPLICATION, as amended, by VIA Rail Canada Inc., pursuant to paragraph 93(1)(c) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended, to vary the Appendix to Certificate of fitness No. 97012-2 to reflect changes in railway operations.

File No. R 8005/V1


Subsection 92(1) of the Canada Transportation Act (the CTA) states that the Canadian Transportation Agency (the Agency) shall issue a certificate of fitness for the proposed construction or operation of a railway if the Agency is satisfied that there is adequate liability insurance coverage for the proposed construction or operation, as determined in accordance with the regulations.

Certificate of fitness No. 97012-2 dated May 6, 2004 permits VIA Rail Canada Inc. (VIA) to operate on its own lines of railway and, through trackage rights agreements, over the segments of other lines of railway in Canada, as set out in the Appendix.

Paragraph 93(1)(c) of the CTA provides that the Agency may, on application, vary a certificate of fitness to reflect a change in railway operations or circumstances relating to those operations.

VIA's application is to revise the list of railways over which it operates.

The Agency has reviewed the material filed and is satisfied that the change in the operations will not alter the adequacy of the third party liability insurance coverage, including self-insurance for the railway operations of VIA, as set out in the Appendix.

Accordingly, pursuant to paragraph 93(1)(c) of the CTA, the Agency varies Certificate of fitness No. 97012-2 by revising the list of lines of railway over which VIA operates, as set out in the Appendix, which forms part of this Decision.

Certificate of fitness No. 97012-3 supersedes Certificate of fitness No. 97012-2 issued to VIA on May 6, 2004.

Members

  • Raymon J. Kaduck
  • J. Mark MacKeigan

APPENDIX

TORONTO-VANCOUVER
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Vancouver 131.80 CN Yale
Jct CN/BN Jct 131.10 CN Yale
Jct CN/BN Jct 155.30 BNSF 9th Line
Jct Fraser River Jct 141.30 BNSF 9th Line
Jct Fraser River Jct 118.20 CN Yale
Jct Page Jct 89.80 CN Yale
Jct Page Jct 2.00 CP Page
Riverside 0.00 CP Page
Riverside 1.00 CP Mission
Jct Mission Jct 0.00 CP Mission
Jct Mission Jct 87.00 CP Cascade
North Bend 0.00 CP Cascade
North Bend 121.50 CP Thompson
Cisco 100.30 CP Thompson
Cisco 104.40 CN Ashcroft
Boston Bar 0.00 CN Yale
Boston Bar 125.50 CN Ashcroft
Kamloops Nord/North 0.00 CN Ashcroft
Kamloops Nord/North 139.40 CN Clearwater
Blue River 0.00 CN Clearwater
Blue River 132.20 CN Albreda
Jasper 0.00 CN Albreda
Jasper 235.70 CN Edson
Jct West Jct 4.20 CN Edson
Gare d'Edmonton Station 4.05 CN Edson
Procyk 2.50 CN Edson
Procyk 2.50 CN Greater Edmonton Terminal
Jct East Jct 0.00 CN Greater Edmonton Terminal
Jct East Jct 263.30 CN Wainwright
Biggar 0.00 CN Wainwright
Biggar 247.30 CN Watrous
Melville 0.00 CN Watrous
Melville 280.30 CN Rivers
Winnipeg 0.00 CN Rivers
Winnipeg 251.10 CN Redditt
Sioux Lookout 0.00 CN Redditt
Sioux Lookout 138.90 CN Allanwater
Armstrong 0.00 CN Allanwater
Armstrong 243.80 CN Caramat
Hornepayne 0.00 CN Caramat
Hornepayne 296.20 CN Ruel
Capreol 0.00 CN Ruel
Capreol 276.10 CN Bala
Correspondance Sud Doncaster South Connection 16.10 CN Bala
Triangle South Wye 18.70 CN York
Correspondance Nord Snider North Connection 23.80 CN York
Correspondance Nord Snider North Connection 14.00 CN Newmarket
Parkdale 2.40 CN Newmarket
Parkdale 2.50 CN Weston
Strachan 1.50 CN Weston
Strachan 1.50 GO Transit Weston
Toronto 0.00 GO Transit Weston
Don 2.10 CN Bala
Don 2.10 GO Transit Bala
Toronto 0.00 GO Transit Bala
JASPER-PRINCE RUPERT
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Prince Rupert 94.60 CN Skeena
Terrace 0.00 CN Skeena
Terrace 131.90 CN Bulkley
Smithers 0.00 CN Bulkley
Smithers 125.20 CN Telkwa
Endako 0.00 CN Telkwa
Endako 115.40 CN Nechako
Prince George 0.00 CN Nechako
Prince George 146.10 CN Fraser
McBride 0.00 CN Fraser
McBride 43.40 CN Tete Jaune
Taverna 0.00 CN Tete Jaune
Taverna 20.20 CN Robson
Redpass 0.00 CN Robson
Redpass 43.70 CN Albreda
Jasper 0.00 CN Albreda
MONTRÉAL-MATAPÉDIA-HALIFAX
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Halifax 0.00 CN Bedford
Truro 64.00 CN Bedford
Truro 0.00 CN Springhill
West End 126.00 CN Springhill
West End 1.10 CN Gort
Pacific Jct 11.90 CN Gort
Pacific Jct 0.00 NBEC Newcastle
Campbellton 173.20 NBEC Newcastle
Campbellton 0.00 CFMG Mont-Joli
Rivière-du-Loup 188.80 CFMG Mont-Joli
Rivière-du-Loup 0.00 CN Montmagny
St. Charles 101.40 CN Montmagny
St. Charles 0.00 CN Diamond
Jct West Jct 16.80 CN Diamond
Jct West Jct 123.60 CN Montmagny
Charny 122.90 CN Montmagny
Jct West Jct 8.80 CN Drummondville
Ste-Rosalie 125.10 CN Drummondville
Ste-Rosalie 38.70 CN St-Hyacinthe
Cape 73.10 CN St-Hyacinthe
Cape 1.20 CN Montréal
Montréal 0.20 CN Montréal
MONTRÉAL-MATAPÉDIA-GASPÉ
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Gaspé 104.20 SCFG East Chandler
Chandler-Est 48.10 SCFG East Chandler
Chandler-Est 48.10 SCFG West Chandler
New Carlisle 0.00 SCFG West Chandler
New Carlisle 88.00 SCFG Caspedia
Matapédia 0.00 SCFG Caspedia
Matapédia 12.80 CFMG Mont-Joli
Rivière-du-Loup 188.80 CFMG Mont-Joli
Rivière-du-Loup 0.00 CN Montmagny
St. Charles 101.40 CN Montmagny
St. Charles 0.00 CN Diamond
Jct West Jct. 16.80 CN Diamond
Jct West Jct. 123.60 CN Montmagny
Charny 122.90 CN Montmagny
Jct West Jct. 8.80 CN Drummondville
Ste-Rosalie 125.10 CN Drummondville
Ste-Rosalie 38.70 CN St-Hyacinthe
Cape 73.10 CN St-Hyacinthe
Cape 1.20 CN Montréal
Montréal 0.20 CN Montréal
MONTRÉAL-QUÉBEC
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Québec 15.90 CN Bridge
Charny 0.40 CN Bridge
Charny 122.90 CN Montmagny
Jct West Jct 123.60 CN Montmagny
Jct West Jct 0.00 CN Montmagny
Ste-Rosalie 125.10 CN Drummondville
Ste-Rosalie 38.70 CN Drummondville
Cape 73.10 CN Drummondville
Cape 1.20 CN Montréal
Montréal 0.40 CN Montréal
MONTRÉAL-OTTAWA
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Ottawa 76.50 CN Alexandria
Hawthorne 72.40 VIA Alexandria
Jct Coteau Jct 0.00 VIA Alexandria
Jct Coteau Jct 38.00 CN Kingston
Dorval 10.30 CN Kingston
Dorval 11.60 CN Montréal
Montréal 0.00 CN Montréal
OTTAWA-TORONTO
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Ottawa 0.00 CN Beachburg
Federal 5.30 CN Beachburg
Federal 0.00 CN Smiths Falls
Richmond 13.00 CN Smiths Falls
Richmond 13.00 VIA Smiths Falls
Smiths Falls East 34.05 VIA Smiths Falls
Smiths Falls East 34.05 CN Smiths Falls
Échangeur CN/CP Interchange 34.40 CN Smiths Falls
Smiths Falls 0.00 CP Brockville
Brockville 27.80 CP Brockville
Brockville 125.60 CN Kingston
Rue Cherry St. 332.60 CN Kingston
Rue Cherry St. 332.60 GO Transit Kingston
Toronto 333.80 GO Transit Kingston
MONTRÉAL-TORONTO
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Montréal 0.20 CN Montréal
Dorval 11.60 CN Montréal
Dorval 10.30 CN Kingston
Rue Cherry St. 332.60 CN Kingston
Rue Cherry St. 332.60 GO Transit Kingston
Toronto 333.80 GO Transit Kingston
TORONTO-LONDON-WINDSOR
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Toronto 0.00 GO Transit Oakville
Rue Bathurst St. 1.10 GO Transit Oakville
Rue Bathurst St. 1.10 CN Oakville
Bayview 36.90 CN Oakville
Bayview 0.00 CN Dundas
London 78.20 CN Dundas
London 0.00 CN Strathroy
Komoka 9.80 CN Strathroy
Komoka 7.10 CN Chatham
Bloomfield 63.90 CN Chatham
Bloomfield 93.90 VIA Chatham
Tecumseh 99.20 VIA Chatham
Tecumseh 99.20 CN Chatham
Windsor 105.60 CN Chatham
TORONTO-LONDON-SARNIA-PORT HURON
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Toronto 0.00 GO Transit Weston
Strachan 1.50 GO Transit Weston
Strachan 1.50 CN Weston
Halwest 17.00 CN Weston
Halwest 11.10 CN Halton
Silver 24.10 CN Halton
Silver 30.00 CN-GEXR Guelph
Échangeur GEXR-CN Interchange 118.80 CN-GEXR Guelph
Échangeur CN-GEXR Interchange 118.80 CN Guelph
Jct London Jct 119.90 CN Guelph
Jct London Jct 76.70 CN Dundas
London 78.20 CN Dundas
London 0.00 CN Strathroy
Sarnia 58.90 CN Strathroy
Port Huron 61.70 CN Strathroy

Note:

CN leases subdivision to Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited (RailAmerica)

TORONTO-NIAGARA FALLS
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Toronto 0.00 GO Transit Oakville
Rue Bathurst St. 1.10 GO Transit Oakville
Rue Bathurst St. 1.10 CN Oakville
Hamilton 39.90 CN Oakville
Hamilton 43.70 CN Grimsby
Niagara Falls 0.60 CN Grimsby
SUDBURY-WHITE RIVER
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Triage Capreol Yard 275.90 CN Bala
Jct Sudbury Jct 263.20 CN Bala
Jct Sudbury Jct 0.00 CN Sudbury Spur
Échangeur CN/CP Interchange 6.70 CN Sudbury Spur
Échangeur CN/CP Interchange 1.60 CP Nickel Spur
Sudbury 0.00 CP Nickel Spur
Sudbury 79.00 CP Cartier
Cartier 113.00 CP Cartier
Cartier 0.00 CP Nemegos
Chapleau 136.40 CP Nemegos
Chapleau 0.00 CP White River
White River 129.90 CP White River
VICTORIA-COURTENAY
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Victoria 0.00 ICF Victoria
Courtenay 139.70 ICF Victoria
THE PAS-FLIN FLON
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
The Pas 0.00 HBR Wekusko
Jct Flin Flon Jct 4.20 HBR Wekusko
Jct Flin Flon Jct 0.00 HBR Flin Flon
Jct Sherritt Jct 53.30 HBR Flin Flon
THE PAS-WABOWDEN-GILLAM-CHURCHILL
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Churchill 509.80 HBR Herchmer
Gillam 326.10 HBR Herchmer
Gillam 326.10 HBR Thicket
Jct Thompson Jct 199.80 HBR Thicket
Jct Thompson Jct 0.00 HBR Thompson
Thompson 30.50 HBR Thompson
Thompson 30.50 HBR Thompson
Jct Thompson Jct 0.00 HBR Thompson
Jct Thompson Jct 199.80 HBR Thicket
Wabowden 136.40 HBR Thicket
Wabowden 136.40 HBR Wekusko
The Pas 0.00 HBR Wekusko
The Pas 88.10 CN Turnberry
Hudson Bay 0.00 CN Turnberry
Hudson Bay 0.00 CN Tisdale
Mutchler 1.50 CN Tisdale
Mutchler 92.90 CN Assiniboine
Canora 0.00 CN Assiniboine
Canora 124.90 CN Togo
Dauphin 0.00 CN Togo
Dauphin 121.70 CN Gladstone
Kearns 0.00 CN Gladstone
Kearns 55.70 CN Rivers
Winnipeg 0.00 CN Rivers
MONTRÉAL-HERVEY-SENNETERRE-JONQUIÈRE
LOCATION MILEAGE COMPANY SUBDIVISION
Senneterre 257.20 CN St-Maurice
Fitzpatrick 0.00 CN St-Maurice
Fitzpatrick 125.40 CN La Tuque
Hervey 71.60 CN La Tuque
Jct Lac St-Jean Jct 71.50 CN La Tuque
Jonquière 200.80 CN Lac St-Jean
Hervey 18.70 CN Lac St-Jean
Hervey 18.70 CN Lac St-Jean
Jct La Tuque Jct 18.60 CN Lac St-Jean
Triage Garneau Yard 0.00 CN Lac St-Jean
Triage Garneau Yard 40.10 CN Joliette
Pointe-aux-Trembles 127.80 CN Joliette
Pointe-aux-Trembles 127.80 CN St-Laurent
Triage Taschereau Yard 146.20 CN St-Laurent
Triage Taschereau Yard
Entrée-sortie/entrance-exit
8.70 CN Montréal
Montréal 0.00 CN Montréal
BNSF -
BNSF Railway Company
CFMG -
Chemin de fer de la Matapédia et du Golfe Inc.
CN -
Canadian National Railway Company
CP -
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
GEXR -
Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited
GO Transit -
Greater Toronto Transit Authority
HBR -
Hudson Bay Railway Company
ICF -
Island Corridor Foundation
NBEC -
New Brunswick East Coast Railway Inc.
SCFG -
Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie
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