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Impact of rail speed reduction still uncertain

Source: Jeremy Simes, Producer.com, February 13, 2020 

Federal government slowed the speed limit on trains carrying dangerous goods last week following an oil train derailment

Canada’s decision to slow key trains carrying dangerous good will affect the movement of commodities, but how much remains unknown, say transportation experts.

Following the derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway train last week carrying crude oil in Guernsey, Sask., the federal government ordered the slowdown of federally regulated trains, with 20 or more cars, that are carrying dangerous goods.

The government mandated the slowdown because of safety concerns, and will examine whether additional measures are required.

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