A half dozen train cars from an East Vancouver grain terminal have gone off the rails in Burnaby.
Peter Hickli with the Transportation Safety Board says no one was hurt and that that nothing hazardous was spilled.
“Cascadia grain was operating on their track, so a third party track as far as the railways are concerned, and they derailed six empty grain cars. At this point in time cause is not known.”
Hickli says a contractor is currently re-railing the cars, and the company is looking into what went wrong.
“No injuries, we’re not talking any dangerous goods.”
TransLink says the derailment is on the Spur Line, meaning it will not impact Westcoast Express.
Cascadia Terminal company spokesperson Peter Flengeris also says the impact appears to be minimal at this time.
“We can confirm that earlier today five rail cars previously containing grain derailed at our Cascadia Port Terminal. There have been no injuries and the rail cars were empty at the time. We are in the process of conducting a full investigation, and will share further details as they become available.”