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-2009 Jan. 30, 2009
Arnaud Railway Company 2015-R-140 suspended Aug, 4, 2015
BNSF Railway Company 16-R-2014 Jan. 21, 2014
Canadian National Railway Company 3-R-2016 Jan. 8, 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway Company 396-R-2007 Aug. 9, 2007
Central Maine & Québec Railway Canada Inc. 176-R-2016 June 3, 2016
City of Ottawa carrying on business as Capital Railway 283-R-2007 June 6, 2007
CSX Transportation, Inc. 316-R-2015 Oct. 1, 2015
Eastern Maine Railway Company 245-R-2012 June 22, 2012
Essex Terminal Railway Company 218-R-1997 April 21, 1997
Ferroequus Railway Company Limited 2005-R-277 suspended May 19, 2005
Goderich-Exeter Railway Company Limited 17-R-2008 Jan. 17, 2008
Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd. 27-R-2007 Jan. 17, 2007
Hudson Bay Railway Company 230-R-2001 May 9, 2001
International Bridge and Terminal Company, The 2015-R-195 cancelled Nov. 6, 2015
Kettle Falls International Railway Company 673-R-2004 Dec. 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 Railway 236-R-2015 July 27, 2015
Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway Company 2015-R-195 cancelled Nov. 6, 2015
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) 391-R-1997 June 26, 1997
Nipissing Central Railway Company 448-R-1997 July 11, 1997
Norfolk Southern Railway Company 600-R-1996 Dec. 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 Route 666-R-1997 Nov. 25, 1997
Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway Company 563-R-2007 Nov. 2, 2007
RaiLink Canada Ltd. 407-R-2010 Oct. 4, 2010
St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (Québec) Inc. 567-R-1998 Nov. 24, 1998
Toronto Terminals Railway Company Limited, The 64-R-2014 Feb. 21, 2014
Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. 190-R-2005 April 1, 2005
Union Pacific Railroad Company 371-R-1997 June 16, 1997
VIA Rail Canada Inc. 74-R-2016 March 9, 2016
Wabush Lake Railway Company, Limited 344-R-2015 suspended Nov. 4, 2015
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