No cause determined for Fort Fraser derailment

CN rail officials say it could be up to two years before they release the cause of a train derailment which occurred at Fort Fraser on February 12.

CN rail officials say it could be up to two years before they release the cause of a train derailment which occurred at Fort Fraser on February 12.

“It’s still much to early to tell what caused it,” said Lindsay Fedchyshyn, a Communications Officer with CN.

We don’t have any more information at this point and our investigation has just begun,” she said.

The train which jumped the rails at 5:30 p.m. was carrying 36 car loads of coal which were dumped onto the land surrounding the area.

Fedchyshyn said that no crew members on the train were injured as a result of the incident and there was no environmental impact.

CN crews worked throughout the weekend to get the rail cleared. The line was opened at 4 p.m. on February 13.

The nearest residence in Fort Fraser to the site of the derailment was approximately 100 yards.