Between December 20th and January 6th, VIA Rail welcomed 14% more passengers than last year on its legendary service, The Canadian. Close to 7,000 passengers traveling on 10 trains chose The Canadian to take them home for the holidays while enjoying Canada’s breathtaking landscapes, VIA Rail’s attentive and courteous service and its outstanding cuisine.
Travellers in Canada can now compare trains and flights in a single online search, with the launch of a rail travel information service by leading global travel search site Skyscanner.
Royal Jordanian (RJ) signed an agreement with VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s rail passenger service, whereby RJ may sell train tickets to its passengers wishing to continue their travel beyond the RJ destination in Canada - Montreal - to Toronto and Ottawa.
Judging by VIA’s positive third quarter results for the period from July 1 through September 30, summer 2011 was a popular time to see Canada by train.
The transformation started in 2007, when the Government of Canada announced a five-year, $516 million investment to strengthen passenger rail services. Another $407 million was added in 2009 through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government’s economic stimulus program. It adds up to $923 million - the biggest capital investment in VIA Rail’s history.
Smiths Falls and VIA Rail officially open new station built through Government of Canada funding.
When summer’s sizzle cools, plan for a fabulous fall escape.
Burn Fat Not Fuel: VIA Rail Bike Trains Offer More Departures, More Destinations.
The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) announced the completion of upgrades by VIA Rail Canada to Winnipeg’s Union Station.
Due to an accident involving a Canadian National freight train near Cornwall, Ontario, Monday morning, VIA Rail Canada has had to reroute its Montreal-Toronto trains, in both directions, via Ottawa, or in some cases replace its trains with bus service, over the past day and a half.
Today, the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Canada’s Minister of State (Transport) and Donald A. Wright, VIA Rail Canada Chairman of the Board, announced the third year of VIA Rail’s Canadian Forces Family Appreciation fares to celebrate the contribution made to the country by Canada’s military personnel and veterans.
VIA Rail Canada announced today that as of May 11, 2010 travel times on the Montréal - Ottawa route will improve with the introduction of new schedules.