VIA Rail announces two exciting new products perfect for back-to-school

MONTRÉAL, Aug.13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada announces two new products just in time for back-to-school.  These new products are available for travelers aged 12-25 years old (and 26+ with ISIC card): the 20/20 Discount Card and the Unlimited Semester Pass. "We are pleased to introduce this new card and pass, as part of an important initiative to encourage young people to discover Canada with VIA Rail. Whether travelling between school and home, visiting friends or exploring new destinations, these discounts make train travel more attractive and affordable. Also, VIA offers complementary Wi-Fi on the Québec City-Windsor corridor, making young travellers trips seamlessly connected", says Martin R. Landry, Chief Commercial Officer.

  1. The 20/20 Discount Card, priced at $20 + taxes, is valid for one year and provides a 20% savings off on Economy or Economy Plus fares across VIA Rail's network. It also offers a 10% discount on VIA Rail's most affordable Escape fares.

  2. The Unlimited Semester Pass allows unlimited travel between KingstonWindsor or Kingston – Québec City, valid for 120 days, in Economy class for $499 + taxes

Purchase and travel redeem can be made online, by calling 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or going to a station ticket office.

Hurry - these offers are available for a limited-time only and are perfect for back-to-school.

Until September 19, purchase the 20/20 Discount Card and travel for one year or the Unlimited Semester Pass for travel up to 120 days.

For information, visit http://www.viarail.ca/en/fares-and-packages/discounts/youth-12-25

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's and its 2,500 employees are mandated 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