Travel Advisory - VIA Rail's Montréal-Gaspé train forced to temporarily end its route in New Carlisle

- Motor coach service between New Carlisle and Gaspé -

MONTREAL, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise passengers that the Montréal-Gaspé train will temporarily end its route in New Carlisle. This decision comes after an earth shift damaged a portion of the tracks on February 22 near Chandler. Inspections and repairs will be made in the coming days.

VIA will provide motor coach transportation between New Carlisle and Gaspé. The motor coach will make stops in every station according to the train's normal schedule whenever possible

An update will be published as soon as the situation returns to normal.

The Montréal-Gaspé train leaves Montréal en route to Gaspé every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening, and leaves Gaspé en route to Montréal every Monday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon.

VIA apologizes to its customers for any inconvenience resulting from this situation, which remains out of VIA's control.

For more information on train schedules or to reserve a trip, customers can visit VIA's secure web site at viarail.ca. Passengers can also reserve their tickets by dialing 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (TTY for the hearing impaired).

SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.

For further information:

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Huart
VIA Rail Canada   
514 871-6119
Elizabeth_Huart@viarail.ca


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