Origins of this website

This website was developed from a research project funded by Transport Canada in 2009 – 2013 and includes our research results and research from other studies around the world. It is maintained by the Center for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia (CRISE) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).


  • To provide railway stakeholders from Canada and around the world with relevant scientific information to improve prevention of railway fatalities and reduce their impact on employees
  • To promote sharing of information among railway network stakeholders regarding suicide prevention and support for employees
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based suicide prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based support and trauma prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the evaluation of practices in order to improve practices and insure continuing quality control


  • June 10 2013

    Workshop on Railway Suicide Prevention and Impact Reduction for Railway Personnel

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Spring 2014 – Beginning of a new research project on the evaluation of critical incident management and support protocols for employees who have experienced a critical...

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  • January 24 2013

    A new study on the link between availability of trains and mortality

    A new study compared train suicide rates in Germany and the Netherlands in order to determine the role of traffic intensity on the incidence of fatalities.

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