Temporary Service Interruption of VIA Rail's Trains Between Thompson and The Pas

WINNIPEG, Aug. 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the derailment of a Hudson Bay Railway freight train, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) is forced to interrupt its services between Thompson and the Pas until further notice. Passengers scheduled to travel on the affected routes will be offered alternate transportation. Trains #692 and #693 will continue to operate between Churchill and Thompson, and The Pas and Winnipeg, according to the normal schedule.

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 (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