Travel advisory - Temporary VIA Rail service modifications in Southwestern Ontario on November 30th and December 1st 2013

MONTREAL, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) wishes to inform its passengers that due to work improvements to the railway in Southwestern Ontario, the following changes will affect trains 72, 73, 75, 76, 79, 80 and 81 on November 30 and December 1, 2013. Normal services are expected to resume on December 2, 2013.

  • Stops at Oakville are suspended - passengers are advised to embark and debark at Aldershot;
  • A detour between Toronto and Aldershot will cause a delay of 40 to 60 minutes;
  • Trains 71, 78, 97 and 98 will be replaced by a bus service between Oakville and Toronto.

VIA Rail regrets the inconvenience that this situation may cause to its passengers. For more information about trains and schedules or to reserve your trip, please visit our website at viarail.ca or call 1-888-VIA RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1 800 268 9503 (ATS for the hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is 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. Recipient of the Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2013 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA Rail safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost 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 Media Relations Advisor
VIA Rail Canada
514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787
mylene_belanger@viarail.camedia@viarail.ca


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