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Train service resuming on Via Rail route

Train service resuming on Via Rail routeCN workers walk by the derailed CN train near Brockville, Ont. on Thursday July 10, 2014. In total 26 cars jumped the tracked. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

BROCKVILLE, Ont. - 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.

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.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had incorrect information on the number of rail cars in the derailed train.

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