There are 13 shortline railways in Saskatchewan.
The shortline railways are used move things like grain, oil and wood and link to the larger national rail lines of CN and CP Railway.
In total, there are more than 2,000 km of railways under provincial jurisdiction.
These rail lines operate in accordance with The Railway Act and the Provincial Railway Guides.
The Government of Saskatchewan's Shortline Railway offers the following programs and services:
- Enforce provincial railway legislation and regulation through safety inspections, accident investigations and monitoring of railway related activities and infrastructure;
- Provide technical assistance, advisory services and facilitation in interactions between provincial railways, shippers, federal railways, federal and provincial government agencies and road authorities;
- Facilitate the preservation and development of a provincial railway network to provide optimum service to provincial stakeholders;
- Encourage and assist in research, development and implementation of technological and operational advancement in railway safety and operations;
- Administer the provincial financial assistance programs for railway development and acquisition; and
- Assists with general information on any rail operation dealing with the Canadian Transportation Agency, Transport Canada and federal railways.
- Applications to Construct, Open or Operate a Railway
- Crossing Maintenance Responsibilities of Road Authorities and Railways
- Extreme Weather and Fire Prevention Plan Guideline
- Fit for Duty and Training
- Grounding and Bonding Standards
- Industrial Railway Registration Form
- Low Usage Locomotive Guidelines
- Public Grade Crossing Applications
- Public Road Crossing Standards
- Rail Clearances
- Railway Insurance Guidelines
- Report an Incident
- Safety Management Plans
- Saskatchewan Track Safety Standards
- Utility Crossings