Rail media advisory 2010

TSB Releases Final Investigation Report on Fatal Crossing Collision in Nanaimo, British Columbia

(Gatineau, Quebec, September 7, 2010) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a media availability on September 9, 2010, to make public the TSB investigation report (R09V0219) on the fatal collision between VIA passenger train 198 and a vehicle at a railway crossing in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on October 14, 2009.

The Investigator-in-Charge, Mr. Peter Hickli, and Mr. Dan Holbrook, Manager, Head Office, Western Regional Operations - Rail, will answer questions in English. Mr. Glen Pilon, Investigator/Technical Coordinator, will address questions in French. The three experts will be available for questions and interviews on site.

When:

Starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time
on September 9, 2010

Who:

Mr. Dan Holbrook, Manager, Head Office, Western Regional Operations - Rail
Mr. Peter Hickli, Investigator-in-Charge and
Mr. Glen Pilon, Investigator/Technical Coordinator

Where:

South Pender Island Ballroom
Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia

For a French interview:

Mr. Glen Pilon, Investigator/Technical Coordinator

To schedule an interview:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada - Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053

The news release will be posted, at the same time, on this site.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca