Gradual phase-out of older oil cars not good enough: Canada

OTTAWA Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:20am EST

OTTAWA Jan 23 (Reuters) - Canada's Transportation Safety Board on Thursday said rail companies should quickly phase out the kinds of older oil tanker cars that were involved in a fatal disaster last year in Quebec.

"The rail industry is moving to a new standard and that's a good thing but a long and drawn out phase out of older model cars simply isn't good enough," TSB chair Wendy Tadros told a news conference.

She spoke shortly after the TSB recommended tougher standards on all DOT-111 tanker cars, not just the new ones.