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Reaction to train safety recommendations

train_THE CANADIAN PRESS-Ryan Remiorz.jpgCanada's Transportation Safety Board is calling for immediate changes to rail policy in the wake of the deadly Lac-Mégantic derailment. The investigation into the crash has just begun and is expected to take months, but the organization is already asking for changes to railway safety standards.

It sent Transport Canada two safety advisories on Friday, which include not leaving locomotives unattended, and better breaking standards for parked trains.

This morning, we had Louis-Francois Garceau on the line. He's a retired train conductor and founder and curator of TRAQ, a not-for-profit organization that promotes railway history and knowledge.


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