News release

Investigation brief: 2017 train derailment near Blucher, Saskatchewan

Winnipeg, Manitoba, 11 January 2018 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation brief (R17W0199) into the derailment of an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train carrying potash on 17 September 2017. During the occurrence, 37 cars derailed west of Blucher, Saskatchewan, at around 7:55 am. There were no dangerous goods involved, and no injuries.

See investigation page.


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.

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