Government department that develops and administers transport policy, regulations and services. The Rail Policy Branch provides expertise and policy advice for federal interests in freight and passenger traffic, and management of certain federal expenditure rail programmes. The Railway Safety Directorate administers the Railway Safety Act and associated regulations; establishes policies and procedures as well as rules and regulations for railway equipment, infrastructure, operating practices and protection systems; develops and maintains contingency plans for rail transport; and funds safety research and improvements to level crossings.

Address
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5
Canada
Phone
+1 613 990 2309
Fax
+1 613 954 4731
Email
railsafety@tc.gc.ca
Website
www.tc.gc.ca