A cleanup crew works in Lake Megantic - Date unknown Jacques Boissinot.
16 December 2013
Rail Traffic Set to Resume
in Lake Megantic on 18 Dec 2013
Lake Megantic Quebec - Rail traffic is set to resume in Lake Megantic on 18 Dec 2013, five months after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed, exploded and killed 47 people.
Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche says service will return on a gradual basis and that no dangerous substances will be transported through the Quebec town.
Transport Canada has given the green light for trains to roll through the town, which is three hours east of Montreal.
The speed limit will be 16 kilometres an hour on certain parts of the track.
The track is still owned by Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway, the company at the heart of last July's disaster.
Roy-Laroche told a news conference Monday that psychological aid will be available for residents traumatized by the return of the trains.