Public Service Announcement - Blocked track disrupts VIA service between Kitchener and London



    TORONTO, March 5 /CNW/ - Due to a weather-stranded GEXR freight train
blocking the track between Kitchener and London, VIA Rail has had to cancel
some train services to the area. As a result of the extreme weather conditions
and the closure of highway 401 at Woodstock, no other mode of transportation
can be arranged at this time.

    
    For Monday, March 5, 2007
      Train No.89 (10:10 p.m.)
        -  From Toronto to London will be rerouted and operate between
           Toronto and London. Consequently there will be no service to
           Brampton, Georgetown, Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford or St. Marys.

      Train No.87 (5:40 p.m.)
        -  From Toronto to Sarnia will terminate at Kitchener. Service to St.
           Marys and Stratford are cancelled. Passengers travelling to London
           and Sarnia will be accommodated on Train No.83, departing Toronto
           at 17:40.

      Train 88 (7 p.m.)
        -  From Sarnia to Toronto is cancelled.

    For Tuesday, March 6, 2007
    Train 84 (06:45)
        -  From Sarnia to Toronto - Train will operate from Sarnia to London
           and into Toronto. Service to St.Marys and Stratford is cancelled.

    Train 86 (05:20)
        - From London to Toronto - Service will originate in Kitchener (not
          London) at 06:41 and provide service to Guelph, Georgetown and
          Brampton.
    

    VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience and for the expected delays
this disruption may cause to its passengers. Customers wishing further
information may visit our website viarail.ca or call 1 888-VIA RAIL
(842-7245).

    VIA will issue an update as necessary.





For further information:

For further information: VIA contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky, VIA
Corporate Communications, (647) 228-1127


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