Read this open letter to CMQ communities by CP’s President and CEO, Keith Creel.
At CP, we know that operating safely is integral to our long-term success. It's not just a requirement for doing business, it's part of who we are.
This unwavering commitment to safety is why CP led the industry for the 15th consecutive year in 2020, with the lowest Federal Railroad Administration reportable train accident frequency (per million train miles) among Class 1 railroads in North America.
CP is proud to support Operation Lifesaver (OL) in Canada and Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) in the U.S., aligning public rail safety education across North America. In conjunction with OL and OLI, CP works diligently to share rail safety messages year-round throughout the communities we operate in and through. CP shines a light on dangerous activities, and encourages safe behaviours around tracks and trains to eliminate injuries and fatalities by participating in Rail Safety Week, held annually in September, and a variety of community outreach activities. To request a rail safety presentation, or become a rail safety ambassador, please visit
We continually strive to make the transportation of dangerous goods as safe as possible.
The CP Police Service works closely with communities, other law enforcement and government agencies to promote railway safety and infrastructure security. We have police officers assigned to over 25 field offices responsible for railway police operations across the Canadian Pacific rail network as well as in areas where we have non-railway operations.