New rail safety measures

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Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the approval of revisions to the Canadian Rail Operating Rules and the Locomotive Inspection and Safety Rules to reduce the risk of uncontrolled movements of trains. To help ensure that trains are properly secured, revisions will establish performance standards for locomotives equipped with rollaway protection; safety procedures and requirements that must be met before leaving a locomotive; and testing procedures to ensure that the rollaway protection system is operating properly. The new rules build on measures in place to secure trains and reduce the risk of uncontrolled movement, such as requiring handbrakes be applied in specific circumstances and will further help keep communities and workers safe.

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