Rail transportation safety investigation R20D0013
The TSB has completed this investigation. The report was published on 01 March 2021.
Réseau de transport métropolitain
Commuter train EXO 182
Mile 9.91, Canadian Pacific Railway Parc Subdivision
Montréal, Quebec, Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough
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On 18 February 2020, commuter train EXO 182 on the exo2 Saint-Jérôme line of the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM), operating as exo, was travelling between Saint-Jérôme Station, Quebec, at Mile 33.2 of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) Parc Subdivision, and Parc Station, at Mile 6.0 of the Parc Subdivision, in Montréal, Quebec. This scheduled train, consisting of lead locomotive EXO 1322 and 6 Bombardier 3000 multilevel passenger cars, was carrying 232 passengers. The train weighed approximately 510 tons and was about 575 feet long.
Investigation report: February 2020 railway crossing accident in Montréal, Quebec
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TSB is deploying an investigator to a railway crossing accident in Montréal, Quebec
Dorval, Quebec, 18 February 2020 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to a railway crossing accident in Montréal, Quebec. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
Map showing the location of the occurrence
Luc Régis joined the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) in 2019 as a Senior Regional Investigator with the Rail/Pipeline Investigations Branch.
Before joining the TSB, Mr. Régis gained considerable experience in the construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure, holding various supervisory positions within the Engineering Department at Canadian National Railway Company (CN) from 2009 to 2014. From 2014 to 2019, he worked at Transport Canada as a Railway Safety Inspector in the Quebec Region, and at Transport Canada’s Emergency Situation Centre (SitCen) as rail safety expert. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Class of investigation
This is a class 4 investigation. These investigations are limited in scope, and while the final reports may contain limited analysis, they do not contain findings or recommendations. Class 4 investigations are generally completed within 220 days. For more information, see the Policy on Occurrence Classification.
TSB investigation process
There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation
- Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
- Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
- Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.
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