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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 13th consecutive year in 2018, with the lowest train accident frequency rate among Class 1 railroads in North America. 

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In 2017 CP launched CP RailSense, a new safety program aimed at preventing incidents involving the public. The goal of the program is simple - encourage safe behaviour around tracks and trains and eliminate injuries and fatalities.

Through a variety of community outreach initiatives, CP RailSense shines a light on the dangers of trespassing on, near or around train tracks in order to prevent any incidents involving trains and the public.

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We continually strive to make the transportation of dangerous goods as safe as possible.​​

  • CP has trained over 25,000 first responders in hazmat response in the past five years
  • CP has assets, personnel and an emergency response contractor network to provide an effective 24/7 response across our network
  • The AskRail app provides first responders immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​

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