August 2, 2014 10:37 am
Updated: August 2, 2014 12:56 pm

Via Rail service ‘gradually resuming’ after CN train collision, delays expected


GANANOQUE, Ont. – Via Rail train service is “gradually resuming” Saturday on the Toronto to Montreal and Toronto to Ottawa routes, after a shutdown Friday.

Via spokeswoman Mylene Belanger said an early-morning departure from Toronto to Montreal was delayed for nearly three hours but passengers are now on the move.

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Service was shut down Friday after a collision between a Via train and a CN freight train east of Kingston, Ont. Friday afternoon.

Via says the freight train struck the passenger train’s locomotive and a few cars about seven kilometres from Gananoque, Ont.

It says the train was travelling from Ottawa to Toronto with about 300 people on board. One passenger reported a minor injury.

Buses replaced train service on the two routes for the rest of Friday.

Via said due to high call volumes, passengers requesting refunds for Friday or Saturday will have up to one week to claim the refund.


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