VIA Rail Canada Promotes Summer Youth Travel with an Unprecedented Offer: Unlimited Rail Travel From July 1st to August 31

Two Types of Passes Make it Easier and Affordable for Youth 12-25 to Visit Canada by Train This Summer

MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The school year is over and it is time to book travel for the summer! VIA Rail Canada announced today a new rail pass: the Summer Pass for youth, aged between 12-25 years old (and 26+ with the ISIC card). "Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and summer is a glorious time to discover it. By creating this new Summer Pass for youth, we want to encourage them to travel by train and explore Canada's matchless parks and scenery, as well as its bustling cities and their cultural events, or just visit friends and family", says Martin R. Landry, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer.

There are two options for the new Summer Pass for youth:

  1. Unlimited travel in the Québec City - Windsor corridor, valid from July 1st to August 31, 2014, in Economy class for $499 + taxes
  2. Unlimited travel across VIA Rail network, valid from July 1st to August 31, 2014, in Economy class for $999 + taxes

Purchase must be made by either calling 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or going to a station ticket office. You cannot buy the Summer Pass for youth online. However seat reservations can be handled online, like VIA Rail Canada's other rail passes.

Hurry - this offer is available for a limited time only. The earlier you purchase this new rail pass, the more you get to travel across the VIA Rail Canada network.

For information, visit http://www.viarail.ca/en/youthpass.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated is to provide safe, efficient and economical travel, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 km network. Recipient of the Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of Baxter Travel Media's 2013 Agent's Choice Award (voted on by Canadian travel agents), VIA Rail safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested more than 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 Advisor, Media Relations
VIA Rail Canada
514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787
mylene_belanger@viarail.camedia@viarail.ca


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