BRITISH COLUMBIA

Southern Railway says no cause for concern after train derails in New Westminster

07/03/2015 08:31 EDT | Updated 07/03/2016 05:59 EDT
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - Southern Railway says there is no cause for concern after a train derailed in New Westminster, B.C.

The company says the locomotive slid off the track when it went over a broken rail along Front Street around 3:30 a.m.

It says the train wasn't going very fast and didn't tip over, nor did the 20 rail cars behind it.

Crews spent several hours getting the train back on track and as a result Front Street was entirely closed to traffic.

Southern Railway is a major freight transporter in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, serving shippers of automobile, forest, building, agricultural, chemical and steel products.

No one was hurt in the incident.

(The Canadian Press/News1130)