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08/01/2014 03:49 EDT | Updated 10/01/2014 05:59 EDT

Via Rail Train Hits Derailed CN Train Near Gananoque

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A Via Rail train that left Ottawa Friday afternoon crashed into a derailed CN train near Gananoque, Ont., stopping train service between Toronto and Montreal just ahead of the long weekend. Service is also cancelled between Ottawa and Toronto.

No one on the train was injured, according to Via Rail.

The Via passenger train is still upright but has been immobilized by the crash. A Via Rail spokesperson said a "contingency plan" to get passengers to their destinations is being prepared.

Train service between Montreal and Toronto has also been cancelled, as it passes through Gananoque, but train service between Ottawa and Montreal is going ahead as scheduled.

On July 10, a 26-car CN freight train derailed in Brockville, Ont., forcing Via Rail to cancel train service between Toronto and Montreal.

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