VIA Rail Maintenance Work at Crossings in the Fallowfield Area

MONTRÉAL, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) would like to advise people in the Ottawa area that a high level of activity including maintenance, repairs and testing will take place over the next two weeks at the following crossings in the Fallowfield area: Woodroffe Avenue, the Southwest Transitway, Fallowfield Road, Greenbank Road, Jockvale Road and Strandherd Road.

VIA Rail will make every effort to minimize the impact on road traffic. All necessary measures will be taken to ensure the safety of the public.

The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

VIA Rail would like to remind everyone that crossing signals must be respected at all times. One should never attempt to cross a railway line when warning devices have been activated regardless of the inconvenience it may cause.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide safe, efficient and economical travel, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 km network. Recipient of the Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of Baxter Travel Media's 2013 Agent's Choice Award (voted on by Canadian travel agents), VIA Rail safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested more than a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at viarail.ca/transformingvia.

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

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