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VIA Rail suspends service between Thompson and The Pas

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The Via Rail station is seen in Halifax on June 13, 2013. Via Rail has named a new chief executive officer little more than a week after a senior federal cabinet minister called for new leadership at the Crown corporation. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano is taking over from Steve Del Bosco, who had been doing the job on an interim basis since the start of this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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The Via Rail station is seen in Halifax on June 13, 2013. Via Rail has named a new chief executive officer little more than a week after a senior federal cabinet minister called for new leadership at the Crown corporation. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano is taking over from Steve Del Bosco, who had been doing the job on an interim basis since the start of this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

VIA Rail has suspended rail service between Thompson and The Pas after the derailment of a Hudson Bay freight train.

According to a release by VIA, service between Thompson and the Pas is suspended until further notice. Service will still be in place between Churchill and Thompson as well as betweenb The Pas and Winnipeg.

Customers wishing to cancel or change their date of travel may do so at no additional charge by calling 1- -888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1-800-268-9503 (hearing impaired).

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