Railway Safety Act: temporary exemptions




In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Technical Safety BC and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have issued the following exemptions to regulatory requirements for provincially-regulated railways:

  • Exemption to medical rules for positions critical to safe rail operations
  • Exemption to periodic employee training and recertification requirements

Read more about these exemptions, which are consistent with changes for federally-regulated railways that came into effect on March 20, 2020.