Canada rail troubles to continue for at least two weeks

Image copyright CN Image caption CN’s Cherry Brook, Conn. rail lines have been out of service since Wednesday

CN Rail has said that its second network shutdown in two weeks will be followed by another weekend of regular service at minimum.

On Wednesday, the company declared the line from Vernon to Agassiz was out of service because of “unprecedented landslides” in the area.

Six days later, the company said it was still considering when it would reopen the line.

The disruptions have disrupted rail services through the southern part of British Columbia.

CN said it was “making significant progress” on repairing the tracks at Shuswap Creek, with the total work expected to be completed by Sunday.

The company also said there was still “risk of complete failure”.

CN resumed track operations last weekend after a temporary closure following two landslides on its CN Trunk Rail corridor.

That line runs from Trail, B.C. to Richmond, in British Columbia’s south east.

CN’s line from Agassiz, north of Vancouver, to Vernon is the most heavily trafficked route in the region.

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