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VIA Rail Canada’s Canadian service grows in popularity

VIA Rail Canada’s Canadian service grows in popularity

11 January 2013 Press Release Rail & Coach News

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.

VIA Rail transforming passenger Rail in Canada

VIA Rail transforming passenger Rail in Canada

2 November 2011 Press Release Rail & Coach News

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.