Determination No. R-2018-263

December 6, 2018

APPLICATION by VIA Rail Canada Inc. (VIA), pursuant to paragraph 93(1)(c) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended (CTA), to vary Certificate of Fitness No. 97012‑5.

Case number: 
18-05045

VIA applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) to vary the Appendix to Certificate of Fitness No. 97012-5 to reflect a change in railway operations and circumstances relating to those operations.

Certificate of Fitness No. 97012-5 dated March 9, 2016 permits 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.

Subsection 92(1) of the CTA provides that the Agency shall issue a certificate of fitness:

  1. for the proposed operation of a railway that relates to a passenger rail service or for the proposed construction of a railway, if the Agency is satisfied that there will be adequate liability insurance coverage for the proposed operation or construction, as determined in accordance with the regulations; or
  2. for the proposed operation of a railway that does not relate to a passenger rail service, if the Agency is satisfied that there will be, for the proposed operation, the applicable minimum liability insurance coverage, which includes any self-insurance, as set out in Schedule IV.

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.

The liability insurance coverage requirement is an ongoing requirement and the Agency must be satisfied that a federally-regulated railway company that operates a passenger rail service continues to have adequate liability insurance coverage, including self insurance. In addition, for the operation of a railway that does not relate to a passenger rail service, such as for carrying or hosting freight traffic, the Agency must be satisfied that the railway company holds the applicable minimum liability insurance coverage, including self-insurance, as set out in Schedule IV of the CTA.

The Agency has reviewed the information on file and VIA's financial capability to self insure for the amount of the self insurance based on its financial statements.

Based on this review, the Agency is satisfied that VIA continues to have adequate liability insurance coverage, in respect of its passenger rail services, and that it holds the applicable minimum liability insurance coverage, in respect of the freight traffic that it hosts on its railway.

Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 93(1)(c) of the CTA, varies Certificate of Fitness No. 97012 5 by revising the list of lines of railway over which VIA operates, as set out in the Appendix, which forms part of this Determination.

Certificate of Fitness No. 97012-6 supersedes Certificate of Fitness No. 97012 5 issued to VIA on March 9, 2016.


Appendix to Determination No. R-2018-263

 LOCATION

 MILEAGE

COMPANY

 

 SUBDIVISION

 

TORONTO-VANCOUVER

 

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

Metrolinx

Newmarket

 

Parkdale

3.00

Metrolinx

Newmarket

 

Parkdale

2.50

Metrolinx

Weston

 

Toronto

0.00

Metrolinx

Weston

 

Don

2.00

CN

Bala

 

Don

2.00

Metrolinx

Bala

 

Toronto

0.00

Metrolinx

Bala

 

 

JASPER-PRINCE RUPERT

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Jct Pacific Jct

11.90

CN

Gort

 

Jct Pacific Jct

0.00

CN

Newcastle

 

Campbellton

173.20

CN

Newcastle

 

Campbellton

0.00

CN

Mont-Joli

 

Rivière-du-Loup

188.80

CN

Mont-Joli

 

Rivière-du-Loup

0.00

CN

Montmagny

 

Joffre

117.10

CN

Montmagny

 

Charny

0.30

CN

Bridge

 

Ste-Foy

3.60

CN

Bridge

 

Charny

0.30

CN

Bridge

 

Joffre

117.10

CN

Montmagny

 

Jct West Jct

118.00

CN

Montmagny

 

Jct West Jct

8.80

CN

Drummondville

 

Ste-Rosalie

125.10

CN

Drummondville

 

Ste-Rosalie   

38.70

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

Montréal      

74.25

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

 

MONTRÉAL-MATAPÉDIA-GASPÉ

 

 

Gaspé

104.20

MTQ

Chandler

 

New Carlisle

0.00

MTQ

Chandler

 

New Carlisle

98.00

MTQ

Cascapédia

 

Matapédia

0.00

MTQ

Cascapédia

 

Matapédia

12.80

CN

Mont-Joli

 

Rivière-du-Loup

188.80

CN

Mont-Joli

 

Rivière-du-Loup

0.00

CN

Montmagny

 

Joffre

117.10

CN

Montmagny

 

Charny

0.30

CN

Bridge

 

Ste-Foy

3.60

CN

Bridge

 

Charny

0.30

CN

Bridge

 

Joffre

117.10

CN

Montmagny

 

Jct West Jct

118.00

CN

Montmagny

 

Jct West Jct

8.80

CN

Drummondville

 

Ste-Rosalie

125.10

CN

Drummondville

 

Ste-Rosalie   

38.70

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

Montréal       

74.25

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

 

MONTRÉAL-QUÉBEC

 

 

Québec

15.90

VIA

Bridge

 

Québec

15.71

VIA

Bridge

 

Québec

15.71

CN

Bridge

 

Joffre

0.00

CN

Bridge

 

Jct West Jct

8.80

CN

Drummondville

 

Ste-Rosalie

125.10

CN

Drummondville

 

Ste-Rosalie

38.70

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

Montréal

74.25

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

 

MONTRÉAL-OTTAWA

 

 

Ottawa

76.43

VIA

Alexandria

 

Ottawa Est/East

76.25

VIA

Alexandria

 

Ottawa Est/East

76.25

CN/CP-VIA

Alexandria

 

Hawthorne

72.73

CN/CP-VIA

Alexandria

 

Hawthorne

72.73

VIA

Alexandria

 

Frontière QC/ONT Border

12.50

VIA

Alexandria

 

Frontière QC/ONT Border

12.50

CN-VIA

Alexandria

 

Richer

0.40

CN-VIA

Alexandria

 

Richer

0.40

CN

Alexandria

 

Jct Coteau Jct

0.00

CN

Alexandria

 

Jct Coteau Jct

38.00

CN

Kingston

 

Dorval

10.30

CN

Kingston

 

Dorval

11.60

CN

Montréal

 

Cape

1.20

CN

Montréal

 

Cape

73.10

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

Montréal

74.25

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

 

OTTAWA-TORONTO

 

 

Ottawa

0.00

VIA

Beachburg

 

Ottawa Ouest/West

0.28

VIA

Beachburg

 

Ottawa Ouest/West

0.28

CN/CP-VIA

Beachburg

 

Federal

6.00

CN/CP-VIA

Beachburg

 

Federal

0.00

VIA

Smiths Falls

 

Montague

34.40

VIA

Smiths Falls

 

Montague

34.40

CP

Smiths Falls

 

Smiths Falls Est/East

34.50

CP

Smiths Falls

 

Échangeur VIA/CP Interchange

34.50

CP

Smiths Falls

 

Triage Smiths Falls Yard

0.00

CP

Brockville

 

Smith Falls Ouest/West

0.10

CP

Brockville

 

Smith Falls Ouest/West

0.10

CP-VIA

Brockville

 

Rue William St.

0.17

CP-VIA

Brockville

 

Rue William St.

0.17

VIA

Brockville

 

Brockville

27.80

VIA

Brockville

 

Brockville

125.60

CN

Kingston

 

Jct Durham Jct

313.57

CN

Kingston

 

Jct Durham Jct

313.57

Metrolinx

Kingston

 

Toronto

333.80

Metrolinx

Kingston

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL-TORONTO

 

 

Montréal

74.24

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

Cape

73.10

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

Cape

1.20

CN

Montréal

 

Dorval

11.60

CN

Montréal

 

Dorval

10.30

CN

Kingston

 

Jct Durham Jct

313.57

CN

Kingston

 

Jct Durham Jct

313.57

Metrolinx

Kingston

 

Toronto

333.80

Metrolinx

Kingston

 

 

TORONTO-LONDON-WINDSOR

 

 

Toronto

0.00

Metrolinx

Oakville

 

Burlington    

31.94

Metrolinx

Oakville

 

Burlington    

31.94

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

63.90

VIA

Chatham

 

Windsor        

105.60

VIA

Chatham

 

 

TORONTO-LONDON-SARNIA-PORT HURON

 

 

Toronto

0.00

Metrolinx

Weston

 

Halwest

16.80

Metrolinx

Weston

 

Halwest        

11.10

CN

Halton

 

Silver

24.10

CN

Halton

 

Silver

30.00

Metrolinx

Guelph

 

Kitchener

63.00

Metrolinx

Guelph

 

Kitchener

63.00

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 loue la subdivision à Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited (Genesee & Wyoming Inc.).

Note: CN leases subdivision to Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited (Genesee & Wyoming Inc.).

 

TORONTO-NIAGARA FALLS

 

 

Toronto

0.00

Metrolinx

Oakville

 

Burlington

31.94

Metrolinx

Oakville

 

Burlington

31.94

CN

Oakville

 

Hamilton

39.90

CN

Oakville

 

Hamilton

43.70

CN

Grimsby

 

Niagara Falls

0.47

CN

Grimsby

 

Niagara Falls

0.47

VIA

Grimsby

 

Niagara Falls

0.35

VIA

Grimsby

 

 

SUDBURY-WHITE RIVER

 

 

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

 

 

Victoria

0.00

ICF

Victoria

 

Courtenay

139.70

ICF

Victoria

 

 

THE PAS-FLIN FLON

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Cape

1.20

CN

Montréal

 

Cape

73.10

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

Montréal

74.25

CN

St-Hyacinthe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

VIA                        - VIA Rail Canada Inc.

BNSF                     - BNSF Railway Company

CN                          - Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada/Canadian National Railway Company

CP                          - Compagnie de chemin de fer Canadien Pacifique/Canadian Pacific Railway Company

GEXR                    - Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited

HBR                       - Hudson Bay Railway Company

ICF                         - Island Corridor Foundation

METROLINX         

MTQ                        - Ministère des transports du Québec

Member(s)

J. Mark MacKeigan
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