British Columbia

CN Rail train derails in northern B.C.

CN Rail has confirmed 11 cars of a 127-car train derailed 145 kilometres northeast of Prince George. The cars were empty but usually carry sulphur and beams.

11 of 127 cars went off the tracks usually carry sulphur and centre beams, but were empty Tuesday

Eleven of 127 CN Rail cars on a train in northern B.C. went off the tracks early Tuesday morning. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

A CN Rail train derailed Tuesday morning approximately 145 kilometres northeast of Prince George.

Operations on the line were suspended at around 6:15 a.m. PT, after 11 out of 127 cars on the train came off the tracks.

No injuries were reported.

A company spokesperson said the cars were empty, but that they would typically be carrying sulphur and centre beams.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Recent derailments plague CN

Earlier this month, one person reported minor injuries after a derailed CN freight car crashed into a passenger Via Rail train near Gananoque, Ont., stopping train service between Toronto and Montreal.

And, in July, the derailment of a 26-car CN freight train in Brockville, Ont., forced the cancellation of Via Rail train service between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

With files from the CBC's Wil Fundal