No one injured in train derailment in Burnaby
Police say no one was injured following the derailment of seven coal-carrying train cars in Burnaby Saturday that resulted in three cars overturned and coal spilling into a nearby creek.
The incident happened just before 11 a.m. near Cariboo and Government roads, causing traffic to be stopped on Cariboo Road.
The loaded,152-car train was owned by CP Rail but running on CN-owned tracks operated by two CN crew, neither of who were injured. The train was carrying a load of coal from the Kootenays.
Police say some of the other cars sustained damage.
According to CN spokesperson Emily Hamer the Ministry of Environment was alerted to the spilled coal, and CN and CP Rail environmental crews were on scene.
“The incident is under investigation,” Hamer said.
Earlier this week, a CN freight train jumped the tracks and caught fire near the village of Plaster Rock, N.B., where 150 people were forced to leave their homes.
The company has said 17 of the train’s 122 cars derailed, and some of them were carrying crude oil and propane.
With a report from Canadian Press.