MONTREAL, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that all trains between Montreal and Toronto are affected by a CN freight derailment which occurred this afternoon near Morrisburg, Ontario, east of Brockville.
Trains will be re-routed via Ottawa. Average delays of 2 to 3 hours should be expected.
Passengers may opt for a full refund or change of reservation with no service charges.
VIA has not yet received confirmation on a time for line clearance and is unsure if this derailment will affect trains tomorrow.
Passengers are advised to call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or visit viarail.ca for more information.
VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this disruption, which is beyond VIA's control, may cause to its customers.
Further updates will be issued as more information is made available.
SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information: Elizabeth Huart, (514) 871-6119, (514) 887-6119 (cell.)