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 Company Decision No. /
Order No.
Status Issue Date
6970184 Canada Ltd. 376-R-2016 cancelled Dec. 21, 2016
9961526 Canada Ltd. 376-R-2016   Dec. 21, 2016
Arnaud Railway Company 2016-R-195 cancelled Nov. 21, 2016
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 2016-R-195 cancelled Nov. 21, 2016
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