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.Issue Date
6970184 Canada Ltd. 33-R-2009 Jan. 30, 2009
Arnaud Railway Company 54-R-1997 Feb. 12, 1997
BNSF Railway Company 16-R-2014 Jan. 21, 2014
Canadian National Railway Company 283-R-2011 Jul. 27, 2011
Canadian Pacific Railway Company 396-R-2007 Aug. 9, 2007
Central Maine & Québec Railway Canada Inc. 238-R-2014 June 30, 2014
City of Ottawa carrying on business as Capital Railway 283-R-2007 June 6, 2007
CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. 84-R-2013 March 8, 2013
CSX Transportation, Inc. 83-R-2013 March 8, 2013
Eastern Maine Railway Company 245-R-2012 June 22, 2012
Essex Terminal Railway Company 218-R-1997 April 21, 1997
Ferroequus Railway Company Limited (Suspended) 2005-R-277 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 399-R-1997 June 27, 1997
Kelowna Pacific Railway Company (Cancelled) 391-R-2013 Oct. 8, 2013
Kettle Falls International Railway Company 673-R-2004 Dec. 10, 2004
Maine Central Railroad Company and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Cancelled) 315-R-2012 Aug. 9, 2012
Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway Company 398-R-1997 June 27, 1997
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd. and the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada Co. (Cancelled) 205-R-2014 June 30, 2014
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
Okanagan Valley Railway Company (Cancelled) 480-R-2012 December 19, 2012
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
Sydney Coal Railway Inc. 2009-R-473 Sept. 14, 2009
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. 176-R-2013 May 10, 2013
Wabush Lake Railway Company, Limited 55-R-1997 Feb. 12, 1997