A slow-moving train across Regina Thursday morning caused a number of headaches during the commute.
Several people reported being delayed up to 30 minutes at some train crossings.
It even delayed a Regina Fire crew responding to an emergency. According to deputy fire chief Layne Jackson, any unforeseen delay, like a train, would not stop crews from responding as quickly as possible.
“We have a total of seven stations and they are located across the city and they have trucks in each station,” Jackson said.
“We dispatch crews from other stations to ensure we have enough people on scene if needed.”
The closest crew to the emergency is sent out first and several others from different parts of the city are sent as backup. That way if anything does delay a crew, the emergency is still responded to.
According to Canadian Pacific Railway, trains can run through the city at any time of day, including rush hour traffic.
“If you choose to live near one of our rail lines, you will see the variability of our schedule. Some trains will run through communities without stopping while others may make frequent stops so our crew can pick up and drop off freight cars,” according to the company.
In Thursday morning’s incident the first crew was on scene within four minutes.