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GO Kitchener line restored after freight train derailment

A disabled CN freight train on the GO Kitchener line blocked part of the tracks west of Bramalea on Monday morning, but service has been restored in time for the afternoon commute, GO Transit says.

“We have been advised by CN Rail Traffic Control Centre that the affected tracks will be back in service prior to the evening commute,” the transit authority said in an update on Tuesday afternoon. “At this time we do not anticipate an impact to service.”

Trains were unable to pass through that area during the morning commute.

The derailment happened just before 7 a.m. on Monday near Dixie Road and Steeles Avenue, Peel police told 680News.

680News reported four of the freight trains 73 cars came off the tracks, but were still upright.

The derailed cars appeared to be empty.

There were no reported injuries.

Affected passengers were told to board the TTC with their GO tickets and passes at Etobicoke North, Weston and Bloor and the Yorkdale bus terminal.

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