george matthews wrote:I actually inquired once to an Amtrak conductor about how CBSA handles such an situtation. He told me actually that the agency pretty much use the same plan they use if an international flight crashes which is they get the manifest from Amtrak, get a list from first responders that are on scene then follow up with customs either on scene with passengers that are fine or at the hospital with the ones that are not. This is what they did when they had the Air France crash at YYZ a few years back.AgentSkelly wrote:I'd say make Windsor a Pre-Clearenece station like with Vancouver.Once again, compare Eurostar procedures. Once you get on the train, from a platform within the immigration Security area, the doors are locked and the law says they cannot be opened except at another Security area. In normal times that's no problem but if a train is delayed between authorised stations passengers cannot be let out. I am not sure what happens if there is serious emergency, especially on a train entering the country with people who have not been through immigration.
I wouldn't expect full Eurostar-like procedures on the 49th. They only make sense because the UK isn't for one a Schengen member and the only way in and out by train is the Chunnel.
Pretty much the smart idea would make Windsor the Pre-Clearence control point for both US CBP and CBSA where a Amtrak Bluewater service would connect with a VIA Corridor train where passengers clear customs and board independently of each train.
New Westminster to Amtrak 516, whats up with the extra 4 axles, over?