Sunday, May 11, 2008

Via train beset by illness arrives in Toronto

A Via Rail train forced to halt in northern Ontario over illness concerns arrived in Toronto. It unloaded its tired but healthy passengers, including dozens of Manitobans.

"They were in very good spirits," Via spokesperson Catherine Kaloutsky told on Saturday about the 264 passengers on board.

"Everything's been more or less brought to a close from our perspective."

Passengers disembarked at downtown's Union Station at 7:35 a.m. ET -- roughly 11 hours behind schedule -- after being quarantined on Friday in the village of Foleyet, about 100 kilometres north of Timmins.

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