Monday, March 12, 2007 at 9:51 am

VIA Rail Accident Roundup

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VIA Rail logo VIA Rail trains in the Corridor have had a spate of bad luck in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, train no. 85 from Toronto to Sarnia clipped a car at a level crossing west of Guelph: a child in the car was killed, and two women were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries; no one on the train was hurt, but they were put on buses for the remainder of their trip. The OPP said that the car did not stop at the crossing. (I’ve taken that train; that’s a fast run of track.)

This morning, a single-car freight derailment in Kingston is blocking VIA’s trains in both directions and is even forcing cars to detour around a level crossing. There may be a diesel fuel leak, but no other reports that it’s anything serious, only disruptive. (One guess as to who owns the track in Kingston.)

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