Train derails in Burlington
Published: February 18, 2008
Source: CityNews.ca Staff
train derailment near Burlington caused major problems for GO Transit
and VIA Rail riders Monday.
Twenty cars came off the CN Rail tracks just east of the Aldershot GO
station at about 1am. According to crews on the scene several of the
cars were tankers but police said they weren't carrying any toxic
substances. Burlington firefighters joined CN Rail workers on the scene
to determine that there were no safety concerns and no evacuations were
However the derailment did have a major impact on GO Transit and VIA
According to GO all westbound trains from Union Station will end at
Burlington station, with bus service continuing on to Hamilton and stops
VIA trains headed to Brantford, London and Niagara Falls will either be
replaced by buses or re-routed. Trains headed to Kitchener and Sarnia
reportedly aren't affected by the incident.
There were no injuries reported, but a small storage building near the
rail line was hit when the derailed cars struck it. A crew was planning
to stay on standby near the scene as a precaution.