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Train service resumes after fatal collision near Trenton

Trains are moving again following a fatal collision on Wednesday morning between a CN freight train and a passenger vehicle near Trenton, Ontario.

Quinte West Fire Chief John Whelan told CFRA News the body of the deceased was removed from the vehicle and the tracks were cleared. Both of the parallel tracks are now open.

CN Rail's Director of Public and Government Affairs Jim Feeny told CFRA News there was no damage to the CN train and the two crew members onboard were not injured.

He said the system that alerts motorists to an oncoming train was working at the time of the incident.

"There are lights, bells and a gate and the crossing protection was functioning as designed."

Feeny said the incident is being investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police and CN Police.

According to Via Rail spokesperson Mylène Bélanger, affected Via Rail passengers experienced delays ranging from 30 minutes up to three hours. Passengers on two of the five affected trains were transported to their destination by bus. She said service is once again operating on schedule.

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