A train travels through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park. The tunnels are a famous tourist attraction in the park. On Wednesday

CP Rail train derails in spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park

CP Rail line opened Thursday morning after being closed when a train derailed in spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park Wednesday afternoon.

The CP Rail line through Yoho National Park re-opened Thursday morning after a train derailment near the famous spiral tunnels Wednesday afternoon.

Kevin Hrysak, a spokesperson for CP Rail, said that on June 12 at around 2 p.m. five cars on a westbound train derailed outside the western portal of the upper spiral tunnel.

He said all five cars were empty and there were “no injuries, no environmental or public safety concerns and no regulated commodities were involved.”

Parks Canada spokesperson Omar McDadi said Parks was not involved with the cleanup and it had “no major environmental or visitor safety concerns.”

A spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board said they were informed of the derailment but would not be conducting an investigation.

CP Rail re-routed its trains south while crews worked to remove the derailed cars. The line re-opened at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation, said Hrysak.

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