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Railway Technical Info - Canada
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Most "heavy rail" passenger operators in Canada, both national and local, are publicly-owned organisations, whose trains in most cases run on the tracks of private companies (mostly CN and CP). These private companies do not themselves usually provide passenger services. Some relatively short sections of line are owned by certain passenger operators, often where they would otherwise have been abandoned by the previous owner. Line ownership can be identified from the Railway Association of Canada's Route Maps.
|heavy rail defaults||standard||bi-di||none|| |
These defaults apply to heavy rail networks throughout Canada. Heavy rail systems are only listed below where there are known variations from these defaults, e.g. electrification.
|White Pass & Yukon||3' (914mm)||?||none||international; mainly tourist operation|
|suburban heavy rail: Deux Montagnes line||standard||RH||25kV 60Hz AC overhead||formerly 3000V DC overhead|
|metro||Paris 'MP' type||RH||750V DC third rail|| |
|"Subway"||4' 10 7/8" (1495mm)||RH||600V DC third rail|| |
|trams||4' 10 7/8" (1495mm)||RH, circles||600V DC overhead|| |
|"Scarborough Rapid Transit"||standard||RH||600?V DC third rail (linear induction)|| |
|SkyTrain: Expo and Millenium Lines||standard||RH||???V DC third rail (linear induction)|| |
|SkyTrain: Canada Line||standard||RH||750V DC third rail|| |
Other local systems
|Calgary, AB: trams||standard||RH||600V DC overhead|| |
|Edmonton, AB: trams||standard||RH?||600V DC overhead|| |
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