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RAIL 0123 - Canadian Rail Operating Rules for Industrial Railways, Shortlines, Sidings, and Spurs

Railway Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This course is designed for those working in Industrial railways. The course will provide industrial railway operators a review of the current Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) that governs provincially regulated industrial railways. Students will prepare for, and write a CROR level examination for rules pertaining to non-main track operations. Successful students will receive a BCIT Statement of Completion, and a card stating: "This student has met the certification requirements of BCIT Railway in Canadian Rail Operating Rules for non-main track operations." According to Canadian Rail Operating Rules (Rule A, i and vii), recertification is mandatory every three years.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify, explain, and safely operate within the Canadian Rail Operating Rules for industrial railways, shortlines, sidings, and spurs.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018


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