On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at approximately 8:00 pm, there was a serious incident with the southbound Polar Bear Express passenger train 24 miles south of Moosonee.
The train derailed with passengers and crew on board. Ontario Northland stated that an emergency response plan has been initiated and there are no reported serious injuries.
Ontario Northland states that they are in the process of arranging transportation for passengers to Cochrane or Moosonee. “We will continue to provide updates until service is restored. Please check back for more information.” a media release states.
According to passenger Dan W. Beck, there were approximately 78 people on board and some have sustained minor injuries.
For assistance or information on an immediate family member, contact Ontario Northland at 1-800-265-2356.
Saultonline.com will provide information as updates become available.