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CN Audit Reports

Background: As part of the Surface Transportation Board’s ongoing oversight process, the Board conducted two independent audits. The first audit completed in 2010, was an independent audit and verification of CN’s November and December 2009 monthly reports required by Decision No. 16 of STB Finance Docket No. 35087, Canadian National Ry. and Grand Trunk Corp, - Control – EJ&E West Co. The second audit completed in 2012, was an independent audit and verification of CN’s November and December 2011 monthly reports.

Second CN Audit Report - 2012

Final Report (PDF 2.52MB)

Final Report - Executive Summary Only (PDF 151KB)

December 7, 2011: The Surface Transportation Board's letter to CN requiring a second audit of reporting and operations. (PDF 53KB)

Public Comments
July 16, 2012 - TRAC Letter to STB (PDF 587KB)
August 20, 2012 - STB Response Letter to TRAC (PDF 30KB)

First CN Audit Report - 2010

In response to the audit, the Board issued Decision No. 23.

Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) Data and Dispatcher Information
April 26, 2010 - CN letter to STB (PDF 205KB)
Raw RTU Data with Summary Sheets:
2007 (zip 41.11MB); 2008 (zip 42.25MB); 2009 (zip 33.55MB); 2010 (zip 12.79MB)
Resubmitted Reports Using RTU Data (Excel Spreadsheet 4.40MB)
Dispatcher Spreadsheets for Blocked Crossing Reports (zip 676KB)
April 27, 2010 - CN letter to STB (PDF 39KB)
CN cRTU Notification Data (Excel Spreadsheet 45KB)

August 3, 2010 - CN letter to STB - Refiling Data (PDF 1021KB)
Raw RTU Data with Summary Sheets (revised):
2007 (zip 3.61MB); 2008 (zip 7.00MB); 2009 (zip 6.12MB); 2010 (zip 4.13MB)
Table 1 - Revised Crossing Blockages (PDF 130KB)
Table 2 - Comparision of Initial and Revised Crossing Blockages (PDF 131KB)

If you have problems downloading any of the information above, please call the CN hotline (1-800-347-0689) to request a DVD disk to be mailed to you.

Hearing Statements
Statement of Gordon Trafton, II STB Hearing April 26, 2010 (PDF 33KB)
Automated Crossing Warning Device Activations of 10 min or more for all
RTU-Equipped EJ&E Crossings Chart
(PDF 113KB)

Public Comments
Interested parties have until May 28, 2010, to submit comments on HDR’s audit and the RTU-data.

July 28, 2010 - TRAC Letter to STB (PDF 602KB)
May 28, 2010 - CN Letter to STB (PDF 538KB) and Exhibits (PDF 437KB)
May 28, 2010 - IL and IN Delegation Letter to STB (PDF 98KB)
May 28, 2010 - TRAC Letter to STB (PDF 2.85MB)
March 25, 2010 - TRAC Letter - Comments on Grade Crossing Signs Memo (PDF 144KB)
February 2, 2010 - TRAC Letter - Comments on Community Survey (PDF 122KB)
January 1, 2010 - TRAC Letter - Comments on Signage (PDF 84KB)

Summary Report
Final Report with Task Memo Appendices (PDF 6.44MB)

Final Report without Task Memo Appendices (PDF 259KB)

Task 1 - Community and Agency Outreach
Technical Memo - Task 1 (PDF 391KB)

Task 2 - Investigate Complaints of Train Noise and Vibrations
Technical Memo - Task 2 (PDF 99KB)

Task 3 - Train Volumes and Street Blockages
Technical Memo - Task 3 (PDF 467KB)

Task 4 - Vehicle Delays and Traffic Congestion at Selected Grade Crossings
Technical Memo - Task 4 (PDF 4.16MB)

Task 5 - Review of Operational Accidents
Technical Memo - Task 5 (PDF 1.02MB)

Task 6 - Public Grade Crossing Signs
Technical Memo - Task 6 (PDF 441KB)

Time Extension Letter - HDR - March 29, 2010 (PDF 53KB)



The following abbreviations are used throughout this website:

  • Board - Surface Transportation Board
  • CN - Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation
  • EIS - Environmental Impact Statement
  • EJ&E - Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company
  • NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
  • SEA - Section of Environmental Analysis (an office within the Board)
    Last updated 08/28/12.