Rail line reopens after south Edmonton derailment

A rail line has reopened after a train derailment in south Edmonton Friday afternoon. The line reopened around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The derailment disrupted traffic on Friday

A train derailed close to South Edmonton Common disrupting traffic on the Friday drive home. (Art Rahan)

A rail line has reopened after a train derailment in south Edmonton Friday afternoon. 

The line reopened around 1 a.m. Saturday, Canadian Pacific Railway spokesperson Andy Cummings said in an email. 

The derailment happened at around 2:30 p.m. Friday when a southbound CP grain train went off the tracks. Ellerslie Road was closed in both directions between Parsons Road and Gateway Boulevard for several hours after the incident.

Photographs of the scene showed several overturned freight cars.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Cummings said. As of Saturday afternoon, CP crews remained on scene.

There were no injuries reported in the crash. No dangerous goods were involved, Cummings said.