Media advisory

Transportation Safety Board of Canada to release a third Safety Advisory Letter related to the ongoing investigation into the train derailment and fire in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec

Gatineau, Quebec, 10 September 2013 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will release a third Safety Advisory Letter and will provide a brief update on the ongoing investigation into the 6 July 2013 derailment and fire involving a freight train operated by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.

When:

11 September 2013, 10:30 am

Where:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada Engineering Lab
1901 Research Road
Building U-100
Ottawa, Ontario

Who:

Donald Ross, Investigator-in Charge
Ed Belkaloul, Manager, Quebec and Maritimes Region Rail Operations

This event is for media only. Media representatives will need to show their outlet identification.

The news conference will be webcast live from the TSB Lab. You can access the webcast at this address:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/transportation-safety-board-of-canada.
We encourage you to test your computer at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the news conference.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation 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