Disruption of VIA Rail services between Thompson and Churchill on Friday, August 8th

WINNIPEG, Aug. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) wishes to inform its passengers that, for operational reasons, train #693 scheduled to travel between Thompson and Churchill from Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th will not operate. VIA Rail is currently trying to confirm the availability of alternate transportation to be offered to passengers travelling from Thompson to Churchill.

VIA Rail is communicating with customers who have reservations on the affected trains. We regret the inconvenience that this situation may cause. Customers wishing to cancel or change their date of travel may do so at no additional charge by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).

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As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (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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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