Got the travel bug? Check out VIA Rail's 50% off sale while tickets last

MONTREAL, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Just in time for planning that spring or summer escape, VIA Rail Canada has launched a sale featuring 50% off the adult regular fare in Economy, Sleeper and Sleeper Touring classes valid for travel across Canada from April 18 to September 5, 2011 inclusive.

Booking for this can't-be-beat offer will end on Tuesday, April 19. A limited number of spaces per train are available, so customers are invited to book early!

"We are always pleased to help Canadians discover rail travel by offering them the best fares possible, as well as great service," said Steve Del Bosco, VIA's Chief, Marketing and Sales. "This promotion will offer travellers a chance to get their summer vacation plans locked in early. It is also a way of thanking our loyal customers and making travelling more accessible."

The number of spaces available under this promotion is restricted and some other conditions apply. The promotion is valid for travel on all VIA trains. For complete conditions and more information about this offer, or to buy tickets, customers can visit viarail.ca. For all questions, customers can contact VIA at 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842 7245) or at 1 800 268 9503 (for the hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective passenger transportation, in both official languages. Every week, VIA operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre route network. The demand for VIA services is growing as travellers increasingly turn to train travel as a safe, hassle-free and environmentally responsible alternative to congested roads and airports. Follow VIA on Twitter at twitter.com/via_rail. Check out VIA's new Facebook page at facebook.com/viarailcanada.

SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.

For further information:

Malcolm Andrews
514-871-6604
Malcolm_Andrews@viarail.ca
Catherine Kaloutsky
416-956-7683
Catherine_Kaloutsky@viarail.ca


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