Rail service between Winnipeg and Gillam is out

Rail service between Winnipeg and Gillam is out

Unfortunately, railway accidents happen and it can block or temporarily close the line. As per The Arctic Gateway Group due to a freight train derailment, the service on a 14 thousand kilometer segment is temporary suspended.

On Saturday, approximately 5:45 p.m. a derailment happened near Ponton, Manitoba. It happened on the Hudson Bay Railway line and one person dead, another one was injured. A 38-year-old man died at the scene, one more worker had been airlifted to the nearest hospital with injuries. As of now, there is no information about his condition and how severe the injuries are, and what kind of treatment is applied. The RCMP was responsible for contacting their families with the sad news about what happened.

In the section where the rail service was cut, there is a line between Winnipeg and Gillam, there are a lot of people traveling this route every day. Gillam is about 740 kilometers to the north from Winnipeg, so if you have to go that route, you need to plan ahead and find another means of transportation, consider driving, getting e ride from a co-worker or friend, or possibly flying to Gillam airport.

As per company spokesperson, there is no timeline for clearing the line and repair works to get the line ready for passenger and cargo transportation, so they do not have the estimated date yet for when the line will be open.

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