VIA Rail to Resume Service Between Gillam and Churchill on Friday, July 18th

WINNIPEG, July 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) announced that the service between Gillam and Churchill will resume today, Friday, July 18th. On June 2nd, 13 freight train cars derailed near Churchill in Northern Manitoba, forcing VIA Rail to suspend its service between Gillam and Churchill.

The first departure out of Gillam and going to Churchill is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. tonight. The first train to depart Churchill is scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, July 19th, at 7:30 p.m.

The Corporation is currently communicating with all clients who booked tickets on this route prior to the suspension of the service. For any further information, please visit VIA Rail's website at viarail.ca or contact 1 888 VIA-RAIL (842-7245), 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated 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, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and is recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/capital-investment.

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

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