FAQs: Railway Interswitching Regulations

1. What is the purpose of these regulations?

The Railway Interswitching Regulations set the rates to be charged for interswitching services provided by the terminal carrier, thereby establishing a predictable and fair pricing regime that is applied equally to all terminal carriers providing interswitching services.

2. What are the key elements of these regulations?

The Railway Interswitching Regulations prescribe terms and conditions for the interswitching of traffic, as well as determine the rate per car to be charged for performing this operation and establish distance zones for that purpose.

3. How do these regulations affect Canadian businesses?

All terminal carriers for which the Railway Interswitching Regulations apply and that provide interswitching services must comply with the specific requirements regarding interswithcing distance zones and interswitching rates.

4. Where can I get more information?

For more information contact:

Canadian Transportation Agency

Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N9

Telephone: 1-888-222-2592
TTY: 1-800-669-5575
Fax: 819-997-6727

E-mail : info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Website: www.cta.gc.ca

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