Two men in their twenties were killed by a passenger train in Sainte-Thérèse near Rosemère, about 30 kilometres north of downtown Montreal Friday afternoon.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

"This is not a spot where we frequently see people," said Sainte-Thérèse police spokesman Jonathan Germain.

At that location, the train runs below Highway 640. The accident occurred in the south end of the tunnel, according to Germain.

Canadian Pacific Railway officials were on the site to check the Blainville-St-Jérôme tracks.

The Agence Métropolitaine des Transports (AMT) set up a shuttle bus service for commuters until the track cleared nearly four hours later.

Police are not saying whether the two victims knew each other. They said they would meet with witnesses in the coming days.