Ontario Train Derailment Slows GO Service
Investigators say their initial findings point to a broken wheel that may have caused the train to derail just outside Burlington, Ontario over the weekend. The derailment has slowed passenger service on the GO trains throughout the week, though officials have announced that service should resume normally over the next few days.
GO Train service is operating normally for Mississauga passengers this morning after a weekend derailment in Burlington.
But passengers all along the Lakeshore West line are being warned to expect some delays.
"Lakeshore passengers should expect some delays because of the derailment's effects," GO states on its website.
broken wheel on a freight train is believed to have caused 19 cars and
tankers to fly off the tracks Sunday at about 1 a.m., turning the
snow-covered Burlington countryside into a scrap yard.
occurred just east of the Aldershot GO station, near the King Rd. rail
crossing, when some of the cars on an eastbound freight train separated
and went off the track.
VIA Rail Canada and GO Transit
delayed and rerouted some passenger trains in Ontario after a
Canadian National Railway Co. freight train derailed yesterday
VIA Rail, which operates Canada's passenger-train service,
said in a statement today there will be ``significant delays'' on
its Toronto-Brantford-London-Windsor and Toronto-Niagara Falls
CN Rail says a preliminary investigation shows a broken wheel may have caused a derailment early Monday.
Spokesman Frank Binder says early information points to a broken wheel on one of the derailed cars as a possible cause.
Nineteen cars of a CN Rail freight train derailed early Monday morning in Burlington.
CN crews have managed to clear two of three rail lines that were forced to close following a 19-car train derailment near Burlington early Monday.
“We’ve still have the third track where we’ve got cars that need to be removed” CN Regional Manager Frank Binder told AM640 Toronto News.
Binder though, was unable to provide an idea as to when full service might resume. “We hope to be back in full operation as quickly as possible.”