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Blockade stops Via Rail trains on Montreal-Toronto line

03/19/2014 07:13 EDT | Updated 05/19/2014 05:59 EDT
A First Nations railroad blockade in southern Ontario has forced Via Rail to stop all trains on the Montreal-Toronto line.

The blockade is at Marysville, Ont., between Belleville and Kingston.

Via Rail's media relations manager Jacques C. Gagnon said Marysville is a popular site for railroad blockades.

"We had hints since late last night that there would be a blockade," Gagnon said.

Train service between Montreal and Ottawa is still running.

However, trains travelling in the Montreal-Toronto corridor have been replaced by chartered buses.

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