Verbatim feedback: Railway consultation - Track Safety Rules

The feedback received through the railway consultation has been reviewed and posted according to Technical Safety BC’s Content Submission Guidelines.

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Remedial action requirements for rail defects

Date

Respondent

Reasonableness

Comments

10/10/2018 22:18 NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY SOCIETY Reasonable We comply with a monthly track inspection of our entire system. We also have eyes on the ground looking for defects on a daily basis.
10/19/2018 Teck Coal Neutral  
11/5/2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd Reasonable  
11/22/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Somewhat reasonable acceptable
11/23/2018 Kamloops Heritage Railway Somewhat reasonable Any repairs affecting safe train movement must be attended to.

Certification and training of track supervisors and track inspectors (TSR Part 1, Rule 7)

Date Respondent Reasonableness Comments
10/10/2018 22:18 NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY SOCIETY Reasonable  
10/19/2018 Teck Coal Somewhat unreasonable The new requirement of a minimum 1 year experience in railway track inspection will be difficult to comply for industrial railways. Up to know a training certificate was sufficient and the new internal track inspector would then have time to gain experience.
11/5/2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd Reasonable  
11/22/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Reasonable Yes We follow inspection certification provided by certified track inspection instructor. All track inspection staff have been certified through this process for last 6 years.
11/23/2018 Kamloops Heritage Railway Reasonable I attend classes, get qualified and preform the inspections for The KHR.

Other comments on the TSR

Date Respondent Comments
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