Safety standards will be introduced across Canadian and US rail networks which aim to avoid another disaster like the one that claimed the lives of 47 people at Lac-Megantic in 2013. Measures include a 50mph limit for some trains and a new braking system. The Canadian transport minister Lisa Raitt announced the new standards alongside US her US counterpart Andrew Foxx at a news conference on Friday. New trains will be required to comply immediately and there will be a schedule for retrofitting to older stock.
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