Fatal crash causes delays for Via Rail's Montreal-Toronto trains

Graham Richardson/CTV

There were more delays on Via Rail's much-traveled Montreal-Toronto run.

At around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, a CN freight train struck a car in Brighton, Ont. — between Kingston and Toronto.

The train was not damaged, and no one on the train was hurt, but the driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was killed.

As a result, Via says five of its runs — 43, 51, 52, 61 and 62 — experienced delays of up to three hours, and some of the passengers had to be ferried to their destinations by bus.

Via rail spokesperson Mylène Belanger says there may still be some delays with the afternoon runs, but she expects rail travel between Montreal and Toronto to be back to normal as early as mid-afternoon.

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