Rail service temporarily out between Winnipeg and Gillam after train derailment
No estimate yet for when the service could be restored
Via said Tuesday it was forced to temporarily suspend its operations between Winnipeg and the northern Manitoba community due to the deadly freight train derailment that happened on Saturday near Ponton, Man.
The derailment on the Hudson Bay Railway line claimed the life of 38-year-old man and left another worker injured.
The Arctic Gateway Group, which operates the railway, said the derailment happened around 5:45 p.m. Saturday on a remote section of the rail line near Ponton, Man.
The company said there's no timeline yet from the rail line's owner for when that could happen.
Gilliam is about 737 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg