Sulfur Train Cars Derail in North Vancouver

Police in North Vancouver, BC, say they do not yet know when a derailed train will run again.

According to North Vancouver RCMP, the Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) train ran off track in the Lower Lonsdale area just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

A statement from CN Rail said at least two solid sulfur cars overturned. The mineral is used in a variety of household and industrial products.

Preliminary information indicates there was a solid sulfur leak on CN’s property, but there were no fires, injuries or public safety hazards.

First responders confirmed no one was injured and said there is no risk to the public.

“It may take some time to get these trains back on track,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries.

DeVries said firefighters were immediately on the scene and had “no worries about spills or contamination.”

The cause of the derailment is now under investigation by the Canadian National Police Service, a private railway police that helps protect CN Rail property, personnel and rail infrastructure.

“CN would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident and would like to thank first responders for their help and support,” the company said in a statement.

DeVries said Monday morning that the derailment did not cause any road closures.

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