WINNIPEG, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Pursuant to learning from Hudson
Bay Railway that broken rails have rendered the rail line temporarily
impassable, VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that the
southbound departure of train 692, due to leave Churchill Tuesday
evening, January 17, and the northbound departure of train 693, due to
leave Thompson for Churchill today, have been cancelled between
Churchill and Thompson only.
Service between Thompson and Winnipeg continues to operate. Southbound
train 692 is now expected to leave Thompson this evening for Winnipeg,
approximately seven hours late.
The next southbound departure of train 692 from Churchill to Thompson
and Winnipeg will be Thursday evening, January 19. The next northbound
departure of train 693 from The Pas to Churchill will be Friday
morning, January 20.
VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this disruption may cause
to its passengers.
Customers wishing further information or to reserve a ticket may call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245). Bookings may also be made online at viarail.ca. Prior to travel,
passengers are advised to call 1 888-842-6348 to determine the on-time status of specific trains in northern Manitoba
SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
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