7/22/2009

On Closing Sidings and Rail Main Lines

Federal regulations require that:

CN (in fact all Canadian Railways) are required to publish on their website a three year advance list of lines and sidings to be shut down.
This and a Saskatchewan airport spur are the only ones listed to date


Province British Columbia
Metropolitan Area Vancouver
Siding / Spur Lulu Island Spur
Mileage
From 9.48
To 14.78
Total 5.30

CN
List Of Metropolitan Sidings and Spur to be Dismantled
Revised October 21, 2008
* - Revision

I have yet to study any laws or read any exemptions to this requirement so as far as I am concerned they stand.

The rail line closures are quite extensive but at present there are no BC lines published on the website

More to follow, Gary E

4 comments:

BC Mary said...

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Nice discovery, Gary E.

Thanks for the good news.
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Anonymous said...

Well there is one peice of property they wont be able to sell.

I, therefore, make the following interim order:

The defendant is enjoined from selling, disposing or encumbering, or agreeing to sell, dispose of, or encumber the lands and premises described as Lot 1, District Lot 749, Cariboo District, Plan BCP39874 (PID: 027-828-051) in any manner that would be inconsistent with upholding the terms of the lease and option to purchase between the parties for a period of ninety (90) days following the date of this order, to accommodate a hearing by summary trial of the plaintiff’s claim to preserve its option to purchase the said lands and premises
Date: 20090507
Docket: 0934298
Registry: Prince George

Between:J.A. Brink Investments Ltd.

Plaintiff

And

BCR Properties Ltd.

http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/09/06/2009BCSC0620.htm


EM

Gary E said...

Anon 5:07

Thank you so much for this huge piece of information. I'm sure BC Mary will like it as well.

There are a couple of pieces in the order that stand out and I will be doing a piece on them tonight.

Joanne said...

Yes, railways do have to post notice about an intention to shut down rail lines, well in advance, I think somewhere in around 3 years...but have to doublecheck the exact duration of time.

The purpose of this is to allow a aprty affected by this proposed work to file a Notice of Objection, which I believe would be directed to The Canadian Transportation Agency. You might want to take the time to review the Canada Transporatation Act, and the Railway Safety Act, clause 8.(1),(2).
Hope this helps.

Catherine