Via Rail says no one injured as passenger train derails in New Brunswick

A Halifax-bound Via Rail train derailed Thursday in New Brunswick, but the rail carrier says there were no injuries to the 94 passengers and 15 crew.

Via said in a statement that two cars on Train 14 out of Montreal derailed near Coal Branch, N.B., over the noon hour, but the cars stayed upright.

The carrier said it provided alternative transportation to passengers, but the Halifax-to-Montreal Train 15 on Friday has been cancelled.

That same Train 15 was damaged March 20 when it hit debris, causing a fuel leak and breaking windows, near Debert, N.S.

There were no injuries in that incident either.

Via apologized Thursday for the inconvenience to passengers.