Via service to Toronto halted because of freight train derailment

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Via Rail says it will be using other forms of transportation to move passengers around a derailment on the busy Montreal-Toronto line.

26 cars of a CN freight train derailed near Brockville at around 5 o'clock this morning, forcing the cancellation of service on both the Montreal-Toronto and Toronto-Ottawa routes.

Via Rail says travelers expecting to ride the trains will instead be carried to their destinations on buses.

They will also become eligible for discounts on their next Via Rail trips.

It's not clear how long the delays will last.

CN says no dangerous cargo spilled and no one was injured.

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