News release

Associated links (R20V0005)

Investigation report: January 2020 main track train derailment in Kitwanga, British Columbia

Richmond, British Columbia, 4 November 2020 — Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (R20V0005) into the 7 January 2020 main track train derailment of a Canadian National train in Kitwanga, British Columbia.

The TSB conducted a limited-scope, fact-gathering investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues.

See the investigation page for more information.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca

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