Montreal and CN strengthen safety cooperation

by MM&D Online Staff

MONTREAL, Quebec—CN has been working closely with the City of Montreal on safety. For example, the Company provides Montreal’s civil protection centre with detailed reports on the movement of dangerous goods.

With new regulations taking effect recently, this partnership will grow stronger.

Mayor Denis Coderre also invited municipalities in Quebec to use a new important tool: “CN and the railroad industry developed ways to improve communications with cities. The AskRail mobile application gives emergency first responders access to information they need in the event of an incident.”

The Montreal police department and CN Police are also taking steps to improve rail safety around railroad crossings.

“Rail Safety Week may be over, but we must continue to promote and practice safe habits. Montreal police and CN Police will work closely to prevent accidents and make sure everyone stays safe,” said Sean Finn, executive vice­-president, corporate services and chief legal officer at CN.

CN and the City of Montreal will also join efforts to better protect the rail network against malicious acts.