Train Derailment Causes Lengthy Delays between Toronto and Montreal

Trains were halted for over twelve hours between Toronto and Montreal on Saturday, after a freight train derailed just east of Kingston.

The CN train was traveling westbound when two cars near the back derailed near Highway 15 and John F. Scott Road, just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

One of the cars tipped over the tracks, while the other stayed upright.

The cars that derailed were carrying paper, and no one was injured.

VIA Rail says that about 650 people were on passenger trains at the time, and more than a thousand were believed to be affected by Saturday's delays.

VIA did provide buses and other forms of transportation for most of those left stranded.

All trains on the route were canceled and passengers were given the option of either exchanging their tickets or receiving a full refund.

CN crews worked through the day and night and the tracks were up and running as of 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

It's still unclear what caused the two cars to derail but CN is investigating the incident.