Polar Bear Express resumes service after derailment last week

The Polar Bear Express train is expected to start moving again today.

Five of the 11 cars went off the track on Wednesday south of Moosonee

Ontario Northland reported minor injuries after the Polar Bear Express derailed about 37 kilometres south of Moosonee on Wednesday. (Dan W. Beck)

The Polar Bear Express train is expected to start moving again today.

Last Wednesday, five of the 11 cars on the passenger train went off the tracks about 37 kilometres south of Moosonee, en route back to Cochrane. 

Officials say 73 passengers and seven crew were on board. Ontario Northland spokesperson Rebecca McGlynn said no one was seriously hurt.

In a release today, McGlynn says the track is fixed and service is expected to return to normal.

Last week, the Polar Bear Express train derailed south of Moosonee. The train is one of the few ways to access transportation to the James Bay Coast. Ontario Northland has repaired the track and both passenger and freight service is now restored. Rebecca McGlynn with the company provided an update. 5:15

There's still no word on what caused the derailment.

The Polar Bear Express is the only all-season land-link to Moosonee.