Lac-Megantic News

Canada Files Railway, Environmental Charges in 2013 Lac-Megantic Oil Train Crash

The Canadian government on Monday charged the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Canada Railway Ltd, its affiliate and eight people with violating federal railway safety and environmental laws in connection with a 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and …

Poor Oversight and Safety Practices Led to Quebec Train Disaster

The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said in a …

New Safety Measures Needed After Canada Oil Train Crash

Canada must take a greater role to improve rail safety and demand railroads put measures in place to prevent runaway trains such as the one that destroyed the downtown of Lac-Megantic, Quebec last year, the Transportation Safety Board said. In …

$25M in Insurance Payouts So Far in Lac-Megantic Oil Train Explosion

Backhoes and bulldozers are still digging out oil-seeped soil and pavement in the center of this lakeside Quebec town. Where the post office, public library and restaurants once stood, there is only the clanging of machinery kicking up dust over …

Criminal Charges for Quebec Crash Rail Company, Workers

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. and three of its employees have been charged with criminal negligence in connection with the derailment and explosion of a train in Lac-Megantic last year, Quebec’s prosecutor’s office said. The railway and the employees …

CP Rail Advocates Shipping Insurance After Lac-Megantic Oil Train Deprailment,

Governments should require companies shipping crude oil by rail to carry enough liability insurance to make up for shortfalls in coverage carried by railways, the president of Canada’s second-largest rail operator said on Thursday. Currently, there are no requirements in …

Canadian Review Urges Better Safety in Crude Oil Train Transport

A Canadian government-backed review of the type of rail car involved in last year’s deadly Lac-Megantic crash found that industry, regulators and shippers could do more to ensure the safety of the cars that carry crude across North America. The …

Rail Traffic to Resume in Lac-Megantic

Railroad traffic in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, where a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded in July, will resume Dec. 18, Mayor Colette Roy- Laroche said. No hazardous materials will be allowed to cross the city, Roy-Laroche said today …

Canada’s Big Railways Review Safety Rules After Train Disaster

Canada’s two big railroads are reviewing safety standards after the deadly train crash on July 6 that killed some 50 people and destroyed the center of a small Quebec town. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, Canada’s No. 2 operator, said on …

Officials Probe Lac-Megantic Train Explosion; CEO Questions Firefighter Actions

The investigation into Canada’s worst rail accident in 27 years accelerated as firefighters rejected a suggestion by a railroad executive that they may have inadvertently caused an unmanned train carrying crude oil to explode and kill at least 13 people …