VIA Rail Canada - Derailment of a VIA train near Quebec City - Only minor
injuries

MONTREAL, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ -

Situation update

    
    - VIA Rail Canada's Train 15, which left Halifax on Wednesday February 24
      at 12:30 pm (ET) en route to Montreal, derailed at 4:45 am (ET) on
      February 25, 2010 at Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, 25 kilometres east
      of Québec City.
    - There were 120 passengers and 10 crew members onboard.
    - According to preliminary reports, four people with minor injuries were
      transported to hospital.
    - There were 2 locomotives and 7 passengers cars on the train.
    - All passengers are being transferred by motorcoach to their final
      destinations.
    - VIA has activated a toll-free number for friends or family members
      looking for information on passengers travelling on the train:
      1 877 747-0707.
    - All other VIA trains are operating normally.
    

For more information, customers can call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245)

VIA will issue further updates as more information is available.

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media: 1-877-393-8787


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