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 Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Last update: August 2018


  • 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


  • August 10 2020

    Fencing and railway suicide prevention in Australia

    A 2019 article shows that: (i) fencing appears to lead to a reduction in some types of rail suicides and thus; (ii) contributes to a lower overall rate of suicide by train; and (iii) even with...

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  • March 09 2020

    NEW VIDEO: Preventing Negative Psychological Effects in Locomotive Engineers and Train Conductors

    Watch this video produced by IRSST based on the work by Prof. Cecile Bardon and her team at CRISE

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