Trains News Wire Digest for Wednesday, Feb. 19

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Wednesday morning rail news:

— Quebec has entered into an economic development agreement with the James Bay Cree that would see new rail lines and roads built in northern Quebec. Work on the C$4.7 billion dollar deal would take place in see phases and see roads and rail extended as far north as Whapmagoostui and roads as far east as Schefferville on the north end of the Quebec North North & Labrador.

— Official are investigating the derailment of a Canadian National train near Sainte-Marie-Salomé north of Montreal. CTV reports that an object may have been set on the tracks to derail the train, but CN has not confirmed that.

— Vandals have struck a Sound Transit light rail tunnel, limiting service at the Mount Baker and Beacon Hill stations on the Central Link line. The vandal caused a flood that damaged electrical and ventilation systems in the Beacon Hill Tunnel. Regular service is expected to resume on Thursday.
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