COVID-19 client service update

While Technical Safety BC offices are temporarily closed, our phone lines are open at 1 866 566 7233. Our contact centre continues to provide services by email at Safety critical assessments and incident investigations are continuing, as per our mandate. More information here.

Getting Started

The Railway Safety Program at Technical Safety BC regulates railways that operate solely within British Columbia and have a certificate issued by the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

When a railway car is moved on provincial land, it is subject to the Railway Act of British Columbia. Companies with operations that move railway equipment are required under provincial legislation to become certified railways. Failure to do so, may lead to actions and penalties as described within provincial railway legislation.

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