The Provincial, State and Federal governments have recognized railways as essential service providers. CN remains committed to running our railway safely and playing our role in moving the critical supplies citizens are counting on during these difficult times.
To that end, we are reaching out to advise you of our vegetation control activities in your area between April and October 2021. A regularly updated schedule will be available at www.cn.ca/vegetation.
If not managed properly, trees, brush or other vegetation can severely compromise rail and public safety. Vegetation can impede the view motorists have of oncoming trains, and increase the risk of crossing accidents. Moreover, unwanted vegetation can damage the integrity of the railbed, interfere with signals and switches, contribute to track side fires, compromise employee safety, reduce visibility for train crews at road crossings/train control signals and track side warning devices, to name a few of the potential risks.
Our annual vegetation control program is designed to mitigate these risks by managing brush, weeds and other undesirable vegetation. CN’s vegetation control program is a critical contributor to safe operations and assists in contributing to the overall safety of the communities through which we operate.
Control measures: CN manages vegetation using both chemical and mechanical methods. We are sensitive to concerns your community may have regarding chemical vegetation control. I would like to assure you that at CN, we are committed to environmental safety and sustainability.
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