Total number of LX in 2007:
Total number of LX in 2008:
Total number of LX in 2009: 40 000
Total number of LX in 2010: 37 000
Total number of LX in 2011: 37000

Accidents in 2007: 221
Accidents in 2008: 221
Accidents in 2009: 188
Accidents in 2010: 180
Accidents in 2011: 171
Accidents in 2011: 190
Accidents in 2013: 188

with a five-year average of 190

Since the creation in 1980: -79% fewer collisions
Incident trend from 1980 to 2013: 826 accidents in 1980 to 188 accidents in 2013

For more infos please visit the Transportation Safety Board of Canada`s website at: http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/stats/rail/2013/ssro-2013.asp#app

Fatalities in 2007: 26
Fatalities in 2008: 26
Fatalities in 2009: 19
Fatalities in 2010: 24
Fatalities in 2011: 25
Fatalities in 2013: 30

Serious Injuries in 2012: 32
Serious Injuries in 2013: 27

Crossing accidents represent one of the most serious types of rail accidents in 2013, with 20% of these accidents resulting in either serious or fatal injuries.
There were 188 crossing accidents in 2013, comparable to the 190 recorded in 2012 and to the five-year average of 190. Accidents at public automated crossings (106) increased 12% from the 2012 total of 95 and increased 9% from the five-year average of 97. Accidents at public passive crossings (69) were slightly up compared to the five year average of 64. Accidents at private crossings (11) decreased 56% from the five-year average of 25.
The proportion of crossing accidents that occurred at public automated crossings increased from 50% in 2012 to 56% in 2013. Despite the presence of additional protection at public automated crossings, and that there are twice as many public passive crossings as public automated crossings, more accidents take place at automated crossings due to the higher vehicle and train traffic volumes at these crossings.

Awareness measures
As in years past, OL Canada would like to support ILCAD with some publicity. This year it coincides with two of our initiatives. First, it lands at the end of our Public Rail Safety Week. Second, our annual report is in production and is expected to come out around the same time.

Use of ILCAD posters in English and French

Use ILCAD materials to add an advert to the annual report and also to do a blog post (Facebook and Twitter).


  • Transport canada
  • Canadian Railroads Police