A train derailment in Hearst has left no injuries but delayed freight service.

Communications Manager at Ontario Northland Renee Baker says one of their trains was derailed early this morning.

“At 6:45am this morning a 52-car freight train travelling eastbound towards Cochrane experienced the derailment of four rail cars, the cars were carrying lumber, and it occurred at Highway 11 crossing and Fontaine Drive in Hearst.”

Baker says it was a mixed freight train but the four derailed cars were holding lumber and the derailment took place at the crossing near Highway 11 and Fontaine Drive in Hearst.

She says Highway 11 was closed for a period of time and currently crews are working quickly to restore freight service.

“Highway 11 was closed for about 35 minutes while our Ontario Northland crew cleared the crossing and right now we are working as quickly as possible to remove the equipment and restore the track so freight service can get back on.”

Baker also says as of right now there are no reported injuries or major damage to the track.

She says there is no estimated timeline for when freight service will be returned today.

Photo of Ontario Northland 52-car freight train derailment in Hearst Picture taken by Steve Richard

Photo of Ontario Northland 52-car freight train derailment in Hearst Picture taken by Steve Richard

Photo of Ontario Northland 52-car freight train derailment in Hearst Picture taken by Steve Richard

Photo of Ontario Northland 52-car freight train derailment in Hearst Picture taken by Steve Richard

Photo of Ontario Northland 52-car freight train derailment in Hearst Picture taken by Steve Richard