|HBRY 3001 in Thompson, Manitoba|
|VIA Rail in Thompson, Manitoba|
This closure has really impacted the people of Churchill, as they depend on the railway for the majority of shipments into the town. The only alternative is to fly fuel, food and other supplies in at a greatly increased cost. Hopefully the line will be re-opened when Omnitrax says it will.
This might really make people question whether they should still be considering shipping oil by rail.
UPDATE: OmnitraxNorth.ca has posted an update.