Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - ONLINE EDITION

Train derailment under investigation

A train derailment near Arden, MB is under investigation by Canadian Pacific Railway.

Enlarge Image

A train derailment near Arden, MB is under investigation by Canadian Pacific Railway. (GOOGLE MAPS)

A train derailment northeast of Brandon is still under investigation.

The derailment, involving a Canadian Pacific Railway train, occurred on the main CPR line in the RM of Lansdowne near Arden (approximately 115 kilometers from Brandon) around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

No injuries were reported and the railway said there were no public safety concerns.

According to Calgary-based CPR spokesperson Kevin Hersak, 27 cars came off the railway's main line tracks including 22 loads of grain, three loads of potash and to empty grain cars.

Cleanup started last night and continues today and Hersak suspects the line cleanup will finish up on Monday and trains will resume regular routes while the investigation goes on.

"All safety precautions and measures were taken before clean up commenced," Hersak said.

The main line through the Brandon area is still running.

"We obviously take every incident very seriously and a full investigation will be undertaken into what took place and what lead to the cause of the derailment," Hersak said.

CPR crews are still investigating the cause of the derailment. The incident was not at any type of crossing, according to Hersak.

» Brandon Sun

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media