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Safety Around Rail

Great community relations are vital to the running of our transcontinental railroad. That’s why we strive to be a good neighbour – not only in our commitment to safety and environmental sustainability, but also in making our communities better and safer places to live, work and play.


All train tracks are private property. It is illegal and dangerous to cross tracks anywhere except at designated crossing areas. Offenders are not only likely to get a fine a for this, they can also lose their lives in the process.



A train hitting a car is the equivalent in strength and impact of a car hitting a soft drink can. Trains move faster than you may perceive and take more time to slow down than you think.

If you ever get stuck at a crossing remain outside of your car and call the emergency number located at the crossing.


Photography and Filming

As a general practice, photography or filming on railway property is prohibited as it dangerous and illegal. A picture might be worth a 1000 words but no snapshot is ever worth your life.

For more tips and information, visit Operation Lifesaver.


Using Wheeled Mobility Devices

Whether you are using a wheelchair, walker or a scooter, you will most likely come across train tracks at some point—and tracks pose particular challenges for people using wheeled mobility devices. Follow Operation Lifesaver's safety tips to ensure you stay safe the next time you encounter railway tracks—it could save your life.

CN in Your Community

In the CN in You Community report you can find information on positive economic impact through our sizeable investments in employment, infrastructure, goods and services, sponsorships and donations, as well as the taxes we pay to all levels of government.