CN Rail Sorry For Blocking Albert and Broad

A train blocking streets in Regina has been a problem for decades, especially in places like Ring Road, where there isn’t an overpass or underpass to keep traffic moving.

Last Friday a Canadian National Train leaving the city had what the rail company calls an “operational stop”.

The long train blocked major roads like Albert and Broad for over an hour, and CN Rail apologizes.

The rail giant explained the delay was made even longer by pedestrians who became impatient, and climbed through the stopped rail cars to try and cross the tracks.

For safety reasons the engineer was reluctant to get the train moving, with people climbing on it.

Regina police were called out to a couple of crossings to clear people back, before the train was rolling again.

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