Dangerous Goods

Key Route Risk Assessments

CN performs specific risk assessments on railway lines carrying substantial amounts of dangerous goods, known as Key Routes, looking at factors such as population and emergency response capabilities. Under new Transport Canada regulations, CN will incorporate input from Canadian municipalities along these Key Routes as part of those risk assessments.

At CN, we recognize that safety is of the utmost importance to communities, and believe rail safety is a shared responsibility. For information about Transport Canada’s Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes, click here.

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For more information or to submit your municipality’s input for key route risk assessments please contact us via email.


Railroad Emergency Contacts

CN Police 1-800-465-9239

  •  Amtrak  1-800-331-0008
  • (BNSF) Burlington Northern Santa Fe  1-800-832-5452
  • (CP) Canadian Pacific   1-800-716-9132
  • CSX Transportation 1-800-232-0144
  • (KCS) Kansas City Southern 1-800-527-9464
  • NS Norfolk Southern  1-800-453-2530
  • Ontario Northland  1-800-558-4129
  • UP Union Pacific  1-888-UPRR-COP (877-7267)
  • Via Rail  1-888-VIA-RAIL (842-7245)