OVERVIEW - Rail Operations & Safety Management Systems

What you need to know

Providing rail operations management expertise and safety management system development in partnership with Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services are key products offered by Dominion Railway Services (DRS).

Rail Operations Management Systems are information technology that is designed to assist with the management of regulatory affairs, inspection requirements, training records, and employee qualifications.

Safety Management Systems are regulated plans that rail operators both federally and provincially must maintain that describe in detail the processes that each company has in place to ensure safe rail operations, and those who are accountable for same.

In addition, DRS can provide guidance on:

  • General Industrial Transportation
  • Rail Logistics Issues
  • Rail Policy Matters
  • Commercial Aspects of Rail Shipping

Why Choose Us?

We are a small but experienced group of rail professionals who work together with clients to plan and implement rail capacity expansion, develop operational solutions, and support engineering design for expansion or new projects. We provide expertise to those new to or with limited knowledge of the railway industry, and to those with an interest in rail industrial development. 

We have extensive experience in:

  • Management and operation of Class 1 railways, both over the road and in yards and terminals
  • Transportation and network management at Class 1 railways
  • Rail network planning and capacity expansion
  • Industrial development planning and expansion work with third parties and customers
  • Shortline and regional railway operations and management
  • Railway business development and marketing
  • Railway operating practices, safety management, operational audits, and education
  • Transportation supply chain study, evaluation, and planning
  • Transportation marketing and sales approaches
  • Market development and economic research and analysis
Dedicated Team
True Partners
Global Know-How
Focus On Innovation

Projects in the field

Shortline Operations

DRS developed a rail interchange and operating plan, and operational risk assessment together with Canadian Pacific Railway for Boundary Trail Railway Company.

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Shortline Operations

Agricultural Sector

DRS provided conceptual track design, operating plans, and led the co-ordination and development of safety and operations procedures for GrainsConnect Canada – Vegreville.

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Agricultural Sector