Canadian Pacific train derails in Bawlf, Alberta


A Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway train that was carrying potash has been derailed on a track in Bawlf, Alberta.

Sources have quoted the company as saying in a statement that no injuries were reported following the incident.

The derailment of 29 rail cars occurred when the train went off the rails along Highway 13 near the Bawlf cemetery. No dangerous goods were reported to have been spilled during the incident, and CP noted there was no immediate threat to public safety.

CP has since completed the removal of all the rail cars from the Bawlf site and crew members have commenced repairing the track.

"The derailment of 29 rail cars occurred when the train went off the rails along Highway 13 near the Bawlf cemetery."

The rail line is expected to reopen after the completion of all repairs and safety inspections, and an investigation into the initial cause of the accident is currently underway.

CP stated in a release: “All appropriate emergency notifications have been made.

“CP takes this incident extremely seriously and has enacted its emergency response processes. Crews and equipment have been deployed to the site.”

As the investigation proceeds, more information about the cause of the derailment is expected to be made available.

The same train is said to have previously derailed approximately 8km east of Wilkie, Saskatchewan, reported cbc.ca.