OmniTrax suspends rail service to Churchill
Blames 'severe permafrost issues' for track problems
OmniTrax said Friday it has suspended service between Gillam and Churchill until further notice due to "severe permafrost issues and its effect on railway surface conditions."
OmniTrax cited customer and employee safety and said the service will resume once the required track maintenance and surfacing has been completed.
The town of Churchill tweeted the information, saying it insists OmniTrax provide updates to the northern community.