Train derails in New Brunswick

A CN train is pictured in this file photo.

A CN train is pictured in this file photo.

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:44 AM ET

For the second time this month, a train has derailed in New Brunswick.

Five cars of a CN train jumped the tracks near the northwestern city of Edmundston around 10:50 p.m. Sunday, the city's general manager Marc Michaud said in a press release.

The cars — one carrying liquid butane — came to rest on their side in a ditch. No one was injured.

On Jan. 7, a CN train carrying crude oil and propane derailed near the village of Plaster Rock, about 100 km southeast of Edmundston. Nearby residents were ordered from their homes for several days as a fire burned at the site of the derailment.

On Friday, CN and the province announced they had reached an agreement to preserve rail service. New Brunswick will invest $25 million in rail infrastructure and CN will spend "a comparable amount" to maintain and operate the line in the northern part of the province.


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