Interesting Canada Railway Facts

The railway sector of Canada is globally sustainable and competitive and the mist crucial part of that it is quite safe. Canadian railways work alongside communities and customers and are responsible for the movement of over a million people and almost 70 percent of all the goods that are transported intercity in Canada every year, eradicating congestion of road and reducing emissions that are harmful.

The following are some interesting facts about Canada railway, they include;

  • The railway network of Canada is the fifth largest one worldwide
  • The railway system of Canada is responsible for handling the fourth largest amount of goods worldwide
  • Almost half of the goods exported by Canada are moved by Canada railway
  • More than 10 thousand investors ranging from railway employees and millions of Canadian citizens share direct and indirect ownership of the railway in Canada which was made possible through pension and savings plans.
  • Over $1.4 billion was paid by Canada’s railway in property, sales, fuel and other kinds of taxes in 2015.
  • Over $3.1 billion in benefits and wages in 2015 were paid by the Canada’s railway
  • Over $1 billion was invested by Canada’s railway in new capital programs to provide support for service and growth enhancements
  • Canada’s railway aids in the conservation of fuel, limitation of emissions and relieve congestion on highways. In recent times, over one ton of freight is moved for a kilometer for lower than three cents.
  • Even though massive amounts of goods and people are moved around every year, less than 4 percent of the GHG emissions related to transport are produced by the railways.

  • In 2015, over 30,000 individuals were employed by Canada’s railways.
  • The safest method of ground transportation n in Canada is provided by railway
  • Over $20,000 billion has been invested by Canada’s railway industry since 1999 to make sure there is infrastructural safety as well as investment in safety technologies.
  • Over 25,000 railroad employees, as well as the industrial plant personnel, have been trained by the Railway Association of Canada as well as its members.
  • More than 99% of dangerous goods have been transported to their various locations by the railway industry in Canada without accidents. There has also been a remarkable record of safety on Passenger rails.