Alberta Leads Provinces in Train Derailments
There were 27 main line train derailments in Alberta during the first 11 months of 2014, about twice the province’s 5-year average, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. It was the highest among the 10 provinces (Calgary Herald). Alberta also leads the pack with 99 main line derailments during the past 5 years (2010-2014), with British Columbia coming in at 93, Ontario at 88, Saskatchewan at 51, Quebec at 45 and Manitoba at 36.
There were many more reported derailments in Alberta and across Canada when rail yards and side tracks are included. As well, many derailments are not reported at all by railway corporations.