Bill C-49 (The Transportation Modernization Act) has been sent back to the House of Commons for a second time.
Forty-three senators voted to send the bill back to the House with amendments, while 39 voted to accept Bill C-49 as presented by the House of Commons.
There were two abstentions.
The Senate's transport committee will now draft a report outlining why the amendments are necessary, after which the House will vote.
Farmers have been waiting for Bill C-49 to pass to help them with cash flow and to force the railways to move grain or face penalties.