WINNIPEG – VIA Rail Train 693 which runs between Winnipeg and The Pas has derailed. The derailment happened approximately 37 km north of the town of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan at 3:05 am central daylight time.
The train was on its way to The Pas, Manitoba. The train consisted of 8 cars. 2 locomotives, and one baggage car derailed on their side. All of the passenger cars remained upright.
16 passengers and 5 crew members were on the train at the time of the derailment. Passengers and crew were taken to the Hudson Bay Health Care Facility to be assessed and treated as needed and all have now been discharged.
VIA Rail is ensuring all passengers and crew members are safely transported to Winnipeg where accommodation will be provided until they get to their final destination.
VIA Rail has set up a hotline for families: 1-877-747-0707 and trauma counseling is being offered to passengers and crew members.
VIA Rail services between Winnipeg and Gillam are suspended until further notice.