Canadian National Railway Derailments in Ontario and Quebec
Two Canadian National Railway derailments occurred on the same day – January 9, 2015.
Four empty grain cars fell off the tracks in a rail yard in Thunder Bay, Ontario (Chronicle Journal). There were damages to the track that required repair.
A CN freight car loaded with wood chips derailed in the Mont-Joli region of Quebec, forcing a Via Rail passenger train to end its journey in Mont-Joli (CBC News, Montreal Gazette). The Via train was travelling from Montreal to Halifax. 91 Via passengers had to wait between 5 and 7 hours before boarding buses to continue to their respective destinations.
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