Stagger Railway Crossing Signs

Res #: 7-23A
Number: 7
Year: 2023
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Transport Canada

WHEREAS farmers incur crossings in fields and along back roads and cannot move their equipment across without
removing headers to access their land.

WHEREAS many rail crossings run through a farmer’s field.

BE IT RESOLVED that rail companies stagger their crossing signs to allow for farm machinery to navigate through the
crossing without removing headers.

Responses From: Transport Canada

May 29, 2023

Transport Canada has consistently listened to stakeholders, including farmers, rail companies, municipalities, and communities, and will continue to engage with associations such as SARM to ensure the safety of rural crossing users.

The department remains committed to protecting Canadians who live and work along rail lines by putting in place the necessary measures to reduce the risk of serious accidents at crossings, and providing assistance and advice to municipalities, the rail industry, and associations representing farmers.

The Honourable Omar Alghabra – Minister of Transport, Transport Canada