Temporary Schedule for VIA Rail Trains Operating in Northern Manitoba: Two round-trips a week offered between Winnipeg and Gillam, and one weekly round-trip between The Pas and Gillam

WINNIPEG, June 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the closing of a portion of the railway in Northern Manitoba due to a freight train derailment, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) will continue offering basic rail services between Winnipeg and Gillam, until further notice. Departures of train #692 from Gillam are scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Wednesdays' departures of train #692 will operate to The Pas. Train #693 will depart from Winnipeg on Sundays and Tuesdays. It will originate in The Pas on Fridays. Both trains will operate according to the normal schedule. No alternate transportation between Gillam and Churchill is being offered at this time.

To book a trip with VIA Rail, please call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired). For any further information on the train schedules and prices or to make a reservation online, please consult viarail.ca.

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