VIA Rail's employees to serve on the Sudbury - White River passenger train service

MONTRÉAL, July 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) is pleased to announce that as of July 29, 2014, it will assume operation of the passenger train service between Sudbury and White River, currently sub-contracted to Canadian Pacific. Under VIA Rail's operation, this service will benefit from scheduling improvements, with shorter trip time. VIA Rail's undertaking of operations will result in the creation of six new permanent positions for Locomotive Engineers and onboard Service Managers.

The revised schedule, which serves 32 communities in the Sudbury, Nickel Belt Ontario and Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing areas, is available online at: viarail.ca/en/plan-your-trip/customize-your-train-schedule

Operating three days a week in both directions, the SudburyWhite River train provides passenger service to the Lake Superior region and a safe, comfortable trip through the rugged Canadian Shield.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada 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 Advisor, Media Relations, VIA Rail Canada, 514-871-6137 | 1-877-393-8787, mylene_belanger@viarail.ca | media@viarail.ca