Public Service Announcement - Access to VIA's Edmonton Station Restricted to Travellers during Grand Prix Weekend



    EDMONTON, July 23 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise that public
access to its Edmonton station, located on 121st Street, will be restricted to
travellers and those meeting trains, between July 24 and July 26, due to the
Grand Prix race weekend.
    The city of Edmonton will be shutting down 121st Street northbound from
Thursday morning to Saturday afternoon. One lane only of the southbound 121st
Street will remain open, and access will be controlled by Edmonton Police.
East and westbound Yellowhead Highway (Highway number 16) can be used to
access 121st Street from the north.
    Both VIA's westbound train No. 1 from Toronto to Vancouver and eastbound
train No. 2 from Vancouver to Toronto operate through Edmonton on Saturday.
VIA encourages customers requiring access to the station this Saturday to
allow plenty of time for traffic congestion to arrive at the station prior to
the train's scheduled departure time. Regular transportation (taxi/bus) will
continue to have full access to the VIA station for pickup or drop off.
    VIA Rail Canada wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    For further information, passengers may call VIA toll-free at 888 VIA-
RAIL.





For further information:

For further information: VIA contact: Ashley Doyle, Corporate
Communications, (416) 956-7613


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