MONTREAL, Jan. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A First Nations' railroad blockade
in the Marysville area near Kingston affects the transportation of
passengers aboard VIA Rail trains between Toronto/Montreal and
Toronto/Ottawa in both directions. There is no definitive timeline when
the blockade will be lifted. Some delays can be expected
VIA Rail's foremost priority is to ensure that our customers reach their
destinations as comfortably and safely as possible. Passengers with
itineraries passing through the site of the blockade will be
accommodated with bus transportation.
VIA Rail wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this disruption may
cause to its passengers. For customers wishing to cancel or change
their date of travel at no additional charge, or who need any further
information may do so by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1
800 268-9503 (hearing impaired) to speak with an agent.
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As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective passenger
transportation in the country's two official languages. VIA operates
intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities
across its 12,500-kilometer route network. Recipient of the RAC's
Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted on by
Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA safely
transports over four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the
Government of Canada has provided VIA Rail with nearly one billion
dollars in capital investment funding. Follow the evolution of current
projects at viarail.ca/TransformerVIA.
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