Decision No. 391-R-1997

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

APPLICATION by National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), pursuant to section 91 of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, for a certificate of fitness authorizing it to operate a railway in Canada as per agreements with the Canadian National Railway Company and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company.

File No. R 8005/N3


National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for the certificate set out in the title. The application was received on April 1, 1997.

The Agency has reviewed the material filed and is satisfied that there will be adequate third party liability insurance coverage, including self-insurance, for the proposed railway operation by National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak).

Accordingly, pursuant to subsections 92(1) and 92(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, the Agency will issue a certificate of fitness to National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) authorizing it to operate a railway on the lines set out in the Appendix which forms part of this Decision.


Appendix
COMPANY BETWEEN SUBDIVISION
CN USA/Canada border at Rouses Point, New York and Montréal, Quebec (Central Station) Rouses Point St-Hyacinthe
BNSF USA/Canada border at Blaine, Washington and Vancouver, BC (Pacific Central Station) New Westminster
CN USA/Canada border at Niagara Falls, New York and Toronto, Ontario Grimsby Oakville
CN USA/Canada border at Port Huron, Michigan and Toronto, Ontario Strathroy Dundas Oakville
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