Canada eyes impact of long oil trains on railway track integrity

Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:14am EDT
 
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TORONTO, July 10 (Reuters) - The Canadian transportation department is studying the impact of long oil trains on the integrity of railway tracks, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Friday.

Canadian National Railway Co suffered a string of derailments in February and March, including three along one section of its main route through northern Ontario, and Raitt told reporters research is one response.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)