Railway Association of Canada names winners of the 2012 Safety Awards

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) selected the winners of the 2012 Safety Awards. The awards were presented as part of the RAC's Canadian Rail Summit and annual meeting held in Montreal.

Winners of the 2012 Safety Award include, VIA Rail Canada Inc. for its conference on high-risk railway crossing awareness; Canadian National for its initiative to measure railway safety culture; Montreal’s Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) for its Railway Response Guide and QNSL, which started using a portable device that can detect air leaks during train inspections using ultrasound after seeing its trains experiencing air leaks as a result of the harsh weather.

The Safety Award officially recognizes the rail industry’s contribution to safe transportation and encourages the industry to continue adopting better working and operating practices, as well as enhancing general public awareness of rail safe practices.

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