PRESS RELEASES 12/20/2013 8:26:00 AM | Canada News Wire

Weather Forecast | At VIA Rail Canada it's business as usual


MONTREAL, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - At this time, VIA Rail Canada's trains have not been affected by the winter weather across certain parts of the country. Although the Corporation continues to operate according to its regular schedule in the Québec City - Windsor corridor, in Western Canada and in the Maritimes, some delays caused by the weather may be expected. However no cancellations are foreseen. VIA Rail encourages Canadians to use caution when travelling.

Information about the schedules will be updated when necessary on VIA Rail's Facebook and Twitter pages @VIA_rail. Arrival and departure status information is available online for the Québec City - Windsor corridor at Reservia.VIARail.ca.

For more information regarding VIA Rail's schedules or to book a train ticket, travellers can visit viarail.ca or dial 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842 7245).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (viarail.ca) mandate is to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre route network, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and is recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/capital-investment.

Follow us on our Evolution Blog at viaevolution.ca, on Twitter @VIA_rail and on Facebook.

SOURCE: VIA Rail Canada Inc.



For further information please contact:

Mylène Bélanger
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
VIA Rail Canada
514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787
mylene_belanger@viarail.camedia@viarail.ca