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CN asks municipalities to offer input for key route risk assessments


CN is encouraging communities to submit input for corridor risk assessments along key rail routes that carry significant amounts of dangerous goods, the Class I announced late last week.

CN performs specific risk assessments on rail lines on key routes, looking at factors such as population and emergency response capabilities. Under new Transport Canada regulations, the railroad will incorporate input from Canadian municipalities along those key routes as part of those risk assessments, according to a CN press release.

"Nothing is more important at CN than safety, and we recognize that safety is also of the utmost importance to communities we serve," said Sam Berrada, vice president of safety and sustainability at CN. "We believe rail safety is a shared responsibility and look forward to continuing our ongoing partnerships with communities as we advance rail safety."

CN has created a webpage where municipalities can submit input for the assessments.