Via Rail train derails in Halifax, cancelling departure toward Montreal

Via Rail train derails in Halifax, cancelling departure toward Montreal
Via Rail train partially derails in Halifax, no one injured
The train was scheduled to depart from Halifax for Montreal on Sunday at 1 p.m. But that trip has been cancelled.

"We are calling passengers to offer alternative transportation as well as a full refund or the possibility to change their reservation for a later date," Murat said by email.

Via Rail spokeswoman Marie-Anna Murat says in an email that nobody was injured when three cars derailed early Sunday morning at the company's maintenance centre yard in south end Halifax.

No injuries after Via Rail train goes off the tracks in Halifax, derails travel plans

It is the second incident involving a Via train in the region this week. A 63-year-old Via employee suffered serious injuries on Friday in Truro after slipping under a train.

Via Rail train partially derails in Halifax, delaying travel

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HALIFAX — Some passengers had their travel plans derailed when part of a Via Rail train went off the tracks on Sunday morning.

Via Rail Canada is investigating what caused the partial derailment of a Montreal-bound train in Halifax, N.S., on Sunday morning.

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.

Marie-Anna Murat, the senior director of communications for Via Rail Canada, told CTVNews.ca that the 114 passengers with reservations on the train have been offered alternative transportation or a full refund. They may also change their reservation for a later date.

A VIA Rail train has gone off the tracks near the station in #Halifax. Crews are down there working to get it moving again. @globalhalifax pic.twitter.com/hNSf6E5rDo

The incident comes just a few days after a 63-year-old Via Rail employee slipped and fell underneath a train as it approaching a stop in Truro, N.S., 100 kilometres north of Halifax.

Paul Behner took this photo on Sunday which showed crews working to undo the damage caused when a VIA Rail train partially derailed in Halifax. (@greentreepm/Twitter)