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

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

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

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.

She says the passenger train was supposed to leave Halifax at 1 p.m.

The company has contacted the affected passengers to offer alternative transportation as well as a refund or the possibility to change their reservation for a later date.

Murat says an investigation is ongoing.