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Via Rail train partially derails in Halifax, delaying travel

A Via Rail passenger train derailed near the station in south-end Halifax during the morning of Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Graeme Benjamin / Global News

Via Rail Canada is still investigating what caused a passenger train to partially derail in Halifax on Sunday morning.

Via Rail Canada spokesperson Marie-Anna Murat says three cars derailed early Sunday morning in the maintenance centre yard.

The train was scheduled to depart from Halifax at 1 p.m., but the trip has been cancelled.

Murat says passengers are being offered alternative transportation as well as a full refund or the possibility to change their reservation to a later date.

READ MORE: VIA Rail staff member suffers life-threatening injuries after falling under train in Truro

This is the second incident involving a Via Rail train this week. One of the company’s staff members was sent to hospital on Friday after slipping under a train in Truro, N.S.

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The 63-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital in Halifax.

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