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Rail traffic set to resume in Lac-Megantic on Wednesday

A railcar rests on a track in the town of Lac Megantic, Que., Thursday, November 21, 2013. Rail traffic is set to resume in Lac-Megantic on Wednesday, five months after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed, exploded and killed 47 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
December 16, 2013 - 11:15 AM

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Rail traffic is set to resume in Lac-Megantic on Wednesday, 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 today that psychological aid will be available for residents traumatized by the return of the trains.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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