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Montreal-Toronto Via service restored after derailment

Derailed CN train tanker cars sit beside the train tracks near Brockville, Ont., on Thursday July 10, 2014, after 26 cars jumped the tracks.

Lars Hagberg/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Via Rail says service is resuming between Toronto and Montreal, but trains won't be running on the Toronto-Ottawa route until Saturday morning.

The disruptions were caused by the derailment in Brockville, Ont., of a CN freight train early Thursday.

Thousands of passengers have been transported by bus through the routes.

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Via Rail tweeted Friday afternoon that trains 668 and 669 would operate on the Toronto-Montreal route on Friday night.

No one was injured when 25 cars on a 68-car CN freight train derailed.

The train was hauling two loaded automobile carriers, five cars containing carbon powder and 13 unloaded fuel tank cars.

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