TRANSCAER® Safety Train

A TRANSCAER® Safety Train training event in Tillsonburg, Ont. Photo credit: Sun Media, 2013.


Find out when the TRANSCAER® Safety Train will be in your area.

The TRANSCAER® Safety Train is a railway tank car that was converted into a classroom on wheels in 1990, for the purpose of training emergency responders. It was the first training railway car of its kind in Canada – a concept that has since been adopted by other organizations across North America and around the world.

Every March, the Safety Train begins its journey across Canada, making stops in communities where dangerous goods travel – from Courtenay, B.C., to Halifax, N.S. By travelling to communities, TRANSCAER® establishes partnerships between manufacturers, distributors, carriers, emergency responders, government agencies and residents – an important first step in preparing for any transportation emergency.   

At each stop, TRANSCAER® members host outreach and training events, providing municipalities, emergency responders, and residents with important information about dangerous goods, and what is being done to ensure they are transported as safely as possible. 

To book the TRANSCAER® Safety Train, please contact the administrator in your region:

Quebec and Ontario

Jean-Pierre Couture
Railway Association of Canada

Prairies and B.C.

Curtis Myson 
Railway Association of Canada