The Manitoba government says a standing hearing is to be held in advance of an inquest into the death of a train conductor in 2018.

Kevin Anderson, who was 38 and from The Pas, died when the train derailed south of Thompson and he was trapped in the wreckage.

The Transportation Safety Board said earlier this year that track in the area was neglected and susceptible to heavy rain and high water levels.

The hearing is to be held in December to determine who can participate in the inquest.