News Archives: 2005

“Wuss” Or Not

Many young people feel they’re indestructible. They simply can’t imagine anything really bad ever happening to them. That’s one reason why many of them take careless risks. They won’t get hurt. That’s for other people.

In fact, injury takes the lives of more young people than all other causes of death combined.… Read More

International Rail Safety

Some 160 international delegates attended the 7th grade crossing workshop in Montreal this week to compare current information and share experiences. Among the speakers was Allison Smiley of Human Factors North who addressed visual aspects and the conspicuity/ effectiveness of grade cross elements.… Read More

Conférence internationale sur la sécurité ferroviaire

Quelque 160 délégués internationaux ont assisté au 7e atelier sur les passages à niveau, tenu à Montréal cette semaine, pour s’échanger des données actuelles et partager leur expérience. Parmi les conférenciers se trouvait Allison Smiley, de Human Factors North, qui a parlé de la composante visuelle ainsi que de la perceptibilité et de l’efficacité des éléments des passages à niveau.… Read More

Canadian Transportation Awards winners announced

Transport Minister Jean-C. Lapierre, along with David J. Johnstone, president of the Transportation Association of Canada, today announced the winners of the 2005 Canadian Transportation Awards. The awards program recognizes leadership, excellence and achievement in all modes and segments of the transportation sector.… Read More

NBSR Conductor Ron Short recognized for saving a life

Last week, at Operation Lifesaver’s annual safety conference, national and international delegates learned of an outstanding act of heroism. The round-up of the 2005 Rail Safety Week activities included details on the New Brunswick Operation Lifesaver Committee’s presentation of a Certificate to New Brunswick Southern Railway Conductor Ron Short.… Read More

Community Safety Train Was a Success

Friday September 9, 2005 was a special day on the Lakeland & Waterways Railway (LWR). As part of the celebration of Alberta’s Centennial, the LWR operated a “community safety train” from Edmonton to Radway, Alberta – providing more than 300 students and teachers from local schools with an opportunity to learn about Operation Lifesaver and other railway safety initiatives.… Read More

Safety Around Trains

Dennis Gleason, Brockville Transit, CN Police Cst. Sam Masanotti, Brockville Police Sgt. Doug Locke and VIACOM Outdoors increased public awareness of the need for safety around trains at the start of school, and year round.


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Wayside Horn Study Under Way in Saguenay

STUDYING WAYSIDE HORNS – Project researcher Gordon English takes trackside readings of wayside horns at highway/railway crossings in Saguenay, Que. that may reduce noise in communities and maintain public safety.

MONTREAL – The whistle of a train approaching a crossing may disturb neighbours in communities near railway tracks.… Read More

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