Five freight cars derail at CP Rail yard in Metro Vancouver

PORT COQUITLAM — The Transportation Safety Board confirms several cars of a Canadian Pacific freight train derailed at the Coquitlam Yard in Metro Vancouver.

Image: CP Rail

A statement from the board says 15 cars were being moved in the yard just after 3am. Wednesday, when five jumped the tracks.

The derailed cars included one loaded with hydrochloric acid.

The statement says that tank car landed on its side, but no dangerous goods were released and no one was hurt.

Canadian Pacific and Transport Canada dangerous goods teams responded.

A safety board investigator has also been sent to gather information and assess the situation.