Vancouver-area train derails, believed to be on tracks servicing grain terminal

BURNABY, B.C. – A train has gone off the rails in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

Burnaby Fire Chief Joe Robertson says a train was running on a private spur line that services a grain terminal on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet when it jumped the tracks.

Pictures on social media show one rail car half off the track and another lying on its side metres away from the shoreline.

Robertson says the wheels of three other cars are also off the track, putting the total number of derailed cars at five.

According to the Port of Vancouver’s website, Cascadia Terminal is a grain terminal that handles wheat, barley and oats, and is owned and operated by Saskatchewan-based Viterra Inc. (TSE: VT).

A company spokesman says no one was injured and that the rail cars were empty at the time.

He says Viterra will investigate the derailment and share the details as they become available.