PRESS RELEASES 12/22/2013 6:49:00 AM | Canada News Wire

Travel advisory - VIA Rail Canada - Business as usual despite challenging weather


MONTREAL, Dec. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) wishes to inform its passengers 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.

However, due to challenging winter weather conditions, train delays are to be expected for its services between

  • Toronto and Montreal in both directions,
  • Toronto and Ottawa in both directions;
  • Halifax- Montreal (train 14);
  • Toronto - New-York (train 97).

During this very busy period of the year, where customers want to reunite with families and friends, VIA Rail encourages travellers to consult our train schedules on our website at viarail.ca or call 1-888-VIA RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1 800 268 9503 (ATS for the hearing impaired).

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

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's 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. Recipient of the Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2013 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA Rail safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at viarail.ca/transformingvia.

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:

Jacques C. Gagnon
Senior Manager, Media & Community Relations
VIA Rail Canada
514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787
jacques_gagnon@viarail.camedia@viarail.ca