Little Bear Train Cancellation: Extended to May 5, 2007



    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - The Little Bear train, which travels between
Cochrane and Moosonee, is cancelled through to Saturday, May 5, 2007, as the
result of a significant wash out, in a remote area along the track (35 miles
south of Moosonee). Ontario Northland personnel are working around the clock
to fix the area affected by this wash out.
    The wash out was detected on Friday, April 27, 2007 through daily track
inspections carried out by Ontario Northland. The train has been cancelled
since Friday and passengers have been accommodated through charter flights
provided by Ontario Northland.

    PASSENGERS WITH RESERVATIONS

    Passengers with a Little Bear train reservation for travel on Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday or Saturday will be accommodated with flights traveling
between Cochrane and Moosonee on Wednesday and Friday.
    Ontario Northland will continue to take reservations up to 11:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 for those customers wishing to fly either north or
southbound between Moosonee and Cochrane on Wednesday (in light of the train
cancellation on Wednesday and Thursday).
    Ontario Northland will take reservations up to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday,
May 3rd, 2007 for passengers wishing to fly north or southbound between
Moosonee and Cochrane on Friday (in light of the train cancellation on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
    Passengers traveling from Cochrane to Moosonee are asked to contact
Ontario Northland's Cochrane Station at 1.705.272.4228 or 1.800.265.2356 to
confirm flight times.
    Passengers traveling from Moosonee to Cochrane are asked to contact
Ontario Northland's Moosonee Station at 1.705.336.2210 to confirm flight
times.
    All customers are asked to ensure that a reservation has been made so
that alternate travel plans can be arranged.

    PASSENGERS WITHOUT RESERVATIONS

    Passengers without a reservation will be accommodated as best as
possible; unfortunately, passengers without a reservation will not be
guaranteed travel.

    UPDATES

    Additional updates will be provided as information becomes available.
They will be circulated to the media and posted on the Ontario Northland web
site at: www.ontarionorthland.ca under Passenger Rail, Little Bear.





For further information:

For further information: PASSENGER INFORMATION, Ontario Northland -
Cochrane Station, (705) 272-4228 or 1-800-265-2356; Ontario Northland -
Moosonee Station, (705) 336-2210; MEDIA CONTACT: Beverly Martin, Manager of
Public Relations, Ontario Northland, (705)472-4500, 1-800-363-7512 ext. 265,
or (705) 845-8884 (cell)

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