Latest oil train derailment – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Derailment In Winnipeg Raises Concerns About Rail Safety

CJOB Team Coverage / June 20, 2014
CN crews work to get a crude oil tanker car back on the tracks at Symington Yards. (picture courtesy of Global News)

It took all day Friday for crews to clean up after an early morning train derailment at the Symington rail yard in Winnipeg.

There were no injuries or leaks after three cars carrying crude oil jumped the tracks and remained upright.

Saint Boniface councillor Dan Vandal tells Global news he still has concerns about rail safety within the city limits.

“We’re a city of railroads,  We have major rail tracks running through the centre of our city,  right next to where people live.”

The cause of the derailment is still being investigated. CN Rail says two of the cars were DOT-111 tankers, the same type of cars involved in the Lac-Mégantic train derailment and explosion nearly a year ago that resulted in the deaths of 47 people.