Several National Railway Safety Programs Highlighted at International Symposium

Montreal - Wednesday is the final day of presentations at the 9th International Level Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium at Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. Speakers will address the future visions of several national programs to address highway/railway crossing safety and trespass prevention.

Sessions will include presentations from South Africa, Italy, Japan, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada all discussing the programs of their respective countries.

“Today’s program helps wrap up what has been a very successful symposium,” said Chairman Gary Drouin. “We have seen what other countries have done to address highway/railway crossing safety and trespass prevention, and we have shared the Canadian experience.”

The symposium saw more than 230 delegates from more than 20 countries participate in a program aimed at fostering partnerships in community safety and trespass prevention along the railway tracks. Thursday will allow the symposium delegates to visit technical sites throughout the greater Montreal region, and look at, listen to and live various approaches to solving different safety challenges.

The symposium has been organized in Canada by the Railway Association of Canada, Transport Canada, Transports Québec, National Research Council Canada, Operation Lifesaver, CN, CPR, the United Transportation Union, and the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers.

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Contact Information:

Roger Cameron
Railway Association of Canada
cell 514-265-5918

Cathy Cossaboom
Transport Canada