Train derailment causes commuter chaos
Published: January 30, 2008
Source: Canadian Press
Two cars of a westbound CP Rail grain train have derailed in
The cars jumped the tracks shortly after 2 a.m. local time in an
industrial area on the shores of Burrard Inlet, just east of the
Ironworkers Memorial Bridge on the boundary between Vancouver and
A CP spokeswoman says no one has been hurt and a crew is on the
scene assessing the situation.
While it's not believed the derailment has caused any environmental
damage, it is already causing chaos for morning commuters.
The CP tracks are shared by the West Coast Express commuter train
and the derailment means passengers will have to transfer to buses
or Skytrain for the remainder of the trip into downtown Vancouver.