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TSB finds O-Train derailed before Tremblay Station, kept running past rail bridge

The train came to a stop after hitting a signal mast and switch heater.
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Rideau Transit Maintenance crews investigate derailed O-Train, September 20, 2021. Ryan Lowe/ CityNews

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) says the latest O-Train to come off its track carried on for quite a distance before coming to a halt.

In a statement to members of the media on Tuesday, September 21, the TSB said the train derailed as it entered Tremblay Station, around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday. It then departed the station while still derailed and continued over the Riverside Drive rail bridge before hitting a signal mast and switch heater.

After hitting the mast, train then went into an emergency mode and came to a stop just past the bridge.

The TSB confirms that there were 12 passengers and 1 operator on-board the O-Train at the time of the incident. There were no injuries. 

The incident is still being assessed by a team of TSB investigators.

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