08/31/2014 09:06 EDT | Updated 10/31/2014 05:59 EDT

Trespasser Struck, Killed By VIA Train East Of Ottawa

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TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 22: A VIA Rail train engine sits idle at Union Station, the heart of VIA Rail travel, on April 22, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) report they have arrested two people connected to an alleged Al Qaeda plot to detonate a bomb on a VIA Rail train in Canada. (Photo by Ian Willms/Getty Images)
A trespasser was struck and killed by a VIA train east of Ottawa on Sunday night.

The collision occurred on a stretch of tracks in the Carlsbad Springs area, about 30 kilometres east of Ottawa, at 6 p.m, VIA Rail spokesman Malcolm Andrews told CBC News.

Initial reports from VIA suggested that the train had 119 passengers on board at the time of the collision. None of them were hurt.

Two buses were used to take the passengers on to their destinations — one went to Ottawa, the other took the passengers going further than that.

VIA expects that operations should be back to normal for Monday morning.


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