November 9, 2014 12:57 pm
Updated: November 9, 2014 2:08 pm

Moncton derailment clean-up to be completed Sunday evening: CN

File / Global News

MONCTON, N.B. – The Transportation Safety Board says they “probably won’t” be investigating a derailment of several rail cars in Moncton that happened early Saturday morning.

A TSB spokesperson said they were called shortly after the train derailed at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday.

According to CN’s Regional Manager, Louis-Antoine Paquin, the train was headed east but was slowing down as it was entering their Moncton yard.

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Sixteen cars derailed while entering the yard but all remained upright. Ten of the cars were carrying unrefined crude oil, while the remaining six were empty automobile carriers.

“One car had a minor dripping leak which was stopped. An estimated 40 gallons (151 litres) of oil dripped on to the ground below the car and was vacuumed up Saturday morning,” Paquin said. “There were no leaks from the other cars.”

Ten of the sixteen derailed cars – the six auto carriers and four oil cars – have been rerailed.

Paquin says they expect to complete the work by Sunday evening. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

“There is no effect on the public or on rail operations and CN maintained normal service to its customers,” Paquin said.



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