Travel Advisory - International Economic Forum of the Americas, Conference of Montréal - VIA Rail provides special measures to facilitate access to Central Station

MONTREAL, June 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to inform its passengers that the following special measures will be taken at Montréal's Central Station from Monday, June 11th to Thursday, June 14th, to facilitate access to the station during the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Conference of Montréal, being held at the Montréal Bonaventure Hilton.

As the entrance on de la Gauchetière Street may be congested, VIA strongly recommends that the public use the access points located at either 800 René Lévesque Boulevard West or via the Place Ville-Marie shopping concourse. The taxi queues and bus stops will be relocated accordingly to accommodate passengers.

During the event, VIA Rail also suggests that passengers departing from Central Station arrive earlier, as a higher than usual traffic volume in the area is expected.

For more information, visit VIA Rail's website at www.viarail.ca or our Twitter page at twitter.com/via_rail.

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable passenger transportation, in the country's two official languages. Every week, VIA operates intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 kilometres route network. Winner of the 2011 RAC Safety Award, VIA transports over four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government has invested nearly 1 billion dollars in VIA targeted at capital investments. Follow the evolution of current projects at http://www.viarail.ca/transformingVIA. Follow VIA on Twitter at twitter.com/via_rail. Visit VIA on Facebook at facebook.com/viarailcanada. 

Follow VIA on Twitter at twitter.com/via_rail. Visit VIA's Facebook page at facebook.com/viarailcanada.

For more information, visit viarail.ca, or call VIA at 1 888 VIA Rail (1 888 842-7245) or    1 888 842-6348 for the hearing impaired.

SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.

For further information:

Media Contact:

Mylène Bélanger
VIA Rail Canada
514 871-6137
Cell. : 514 296-9435
mylene_belanger@viarail.ca


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