Classification of Railways
Provincial railways are classified in order to help administer rail in Saskatchewan. Provincial inspection schedules, re-authorization periods, training and technical standards may vary for each class of railways.
Minimum clearance must be provided at all times to ensure safe rail operations. Areas with clearances less than shown in this standard must be marked as restricted clearance areas on the site and in the timetable.
Grounding and Bonding Standards
Loading and transfer facilities where flammable liquids or compressed gases are transferred between rail cars and storage facilities must be properly grounded and bonded.
Public Road Crossings
Before altering a public road crossing before construction or alteration of a crossing, an application must be submitted for approval to ensure it meets design, crossing protection and the planned maintenance complies with provincial standards.
A utility company must apply to the Minister for written approval to construct or alter a utility crossing before the construction or alteration of the crossing is underway. Applications submitted for approval will be checked to ensure they meet provincial standards.