Following CN Freight Derailment in Kingston
TORONTO, July 30 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that
following a CN freight derailment in Kingston and an earlier disruption in VIA
services, both rail lines between Toronto and Ottawa/Montréal are expected to
be opened to rail traffic by CN by this afternoon. As a result, VIA expects to
resume most train service between Toronto and Ottawa, and between Toronto and
Montréal, later today.
Most trains from Toronto to Ottawa and between Montréal and Toronto will
operate as of 3:00pm today, albeit with significant delays. One exception,
train 46 which operates from Toronto to Ottawa at 3:30pm, will be replaced by
The majority of trains from Ottawa to Toronto will continue to be
replaced by buses for the remainder of the day. As a result of the earlier
derailment, the required equipment for this route was not able to make it
through to Ottawa to accommodate the westbound journeys. Exceptionally, train
49 which departs Ottawa for Kingston and Toronto at 6:15pm, will operate as a
For passengers using VIA to commute between stops in the Greater Toronto
Area, VIA Rail recommends taking GO Transit wherever possible to avoid delays.
VIA expects to resume regular train service on all routes tomorrow.
VIA sincerely regrets any inconvenience these delays may cause to its
passengers. Customers wishing further information may visit our website
viarail.ca or call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245).
Further updates will be issued as required.
For further information:
For further information: VIA contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky, (416)
956-7683; Malcolm Andrews, (514) 871-6604