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Toronto-Ottawa Via Rail service to resume after Wednesday's bus-train crash

Workers carry a new train crossing barrier in Ottawa Thursday, September 19, 2013 as investigators examine the site of a fatal bus and train crash which occurred Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
September 20, 2013 - 3:38 AM

OTTAWA - Via Rail says it expects to resume train service between Toronto and Ottawa today.

Via has been busing passengers between Ottawa and Brockville since Wednesday when an bus slammed into a Via train in suburban Ottawa,

Six people on the bus — including the driver — were killed when the front of the double-decker was sheared off when it hit the train during the morning commute.

Transportation Safety Board investigators say they've recovered data recorders from the bus and locomotive involved in the accident.

A board spokeswoman says the agency will have to get help dealing with the recorder from the OC Transpo bus because it doesn't normally deal with bus accidents.

The data from the train recorder has been downloaded and is being analyzed.

The board has said it may take months to unravel why the crowded bus went through a lowered safety barrier and ran into the train just outside the Via station.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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