A train derailment northeast of Brandon is still under investigation.
The derailment, involving a Canadian Pacific Railway train, occurred on the main CP line in the RM of Lansdowne near Arden, approximately 115 kilometres northeast of Brandon, around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
No injuries were reported and the railway said there were no public safety concerns.
According to Calgary-based CP spokesperson Kevin Hersak, 27 cars came off the railway’s main line tracks, including 22 loads of grain, three loads of potash and two empty grain cars.
After trains were diverted away from the area, regular service started again late Sunday night following track repairs and inspections.
“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 led to the cause of the derailment,” Hersak said.
CP crews are still investigating the cause of the derailment. The incident was not at any type of crossing, according to Hersak.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 18, 2014