Federal railway companies

A railway under the legislative authority of Parliament is one that holds a valid certificate of fitness. The list of federally-regulated railways includes the Agency decision which authorizes the issuance of each certificate.

Recently suspended or cancelled certificates are also listed here temporarily.

Railway CompanyDecision No. /
Order No.
StatusIssue Date
6970184 Canada Ltd.33-R-2009Jan. 30, 2009
Arnaud Railway Company2016-R-195cancelledNov. 21, 2016
BNSF Railway Company16-R-2014Jan. 21, 2014
Canadian National Railway Company3-R-2016Jan. 8, 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway Company396-R-2007Aug. 9, 2007
Central Maine & Québec Railway Canada Inc.176-R-2016June 3, 2016
City of Ottawa carrying on business as Capital Railway283-R-2007June 6, 2007
CSX Transportation, Inc.316-R-2015Oct. 1, 2015
Eastern Maine Railway Company245-R-2012June 22, 2012
Essex Terminal Railway Company218-R-1997April 21, 1997
Ferroequus Railway Company Limited2005-R-277suspendedMay 19, 2005
Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited17-R-2008Jan. 17, 2008
Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd.27-R-2007Jan. 17, 2007
Hudson Bay Railway Company230-R-2001May 9, 2001
International Bridge and Terminal Company, The2015-R-195cancelledNov. 6, 2015
Kettle Falls International Railway Company673-R-2004Dec. 10, 2004
Knob Lake & Timmins Railway Company Inc.414-R-2014 Nov. 14, 2014
Logistec Stevedoring (Nova Scotia) Inc. also carrying on business as Sydney Coal Railway236-R-2015July 27, 2015
Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway Company2015-R-195cancelledNov. 6, 2015
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)391-R-1997June 26, 1997
Nipissing Central Railway Company448-R-1997July 11, 1997
Norfolk Southern Railway Company600-R-1996Dec. 19, 1996
Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Company/British Columbia Yukon Railway Company/British Yukon Railway Company Limited carrying on business as or proposing to carry on business as White Pass & Yukon Route666-R-1997Nov. 25, 1997
Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway Company563-R-2007Nov. 2, 2007
RaiLink Canada Ltd.407-R-2010Oct. 4, 2010
St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (Québec) Inc.567-R-1998Nov. 24, 1998
Toronto Terminals Railway Company Limited, The64-R-2014Feb. 21, 2014
Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc.190-R-2005April 1, 2005
Union Pacific Railroad Company371-R-1997June 16, 1997
VIA Rail Canada Inc.74-R-2016March 9, 2016
Wabush Lake Railway Company, Limited2016-R-195cancelledNov. 21, 2016
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