Public Service Announcement - First major snowfall of the season - VIA operations update: All trains operating



    Demand for seats on some Toronto-Ottawa and Toronto-Montreal routes
    selling quickly - Minor delays expected

    MONTREAL and TORONTO, Nov. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada advises that
all trains in the Windsor - Quebec City corridor are operating today. Some
trains are experiencing minor delays of up to 30 minutes. Passengers are
advised that some trains on the Toronto-Ottawa and Toronto-Montreal routes are
close to sold out. VIA will add cars where possible to meet the increased
demand. Passengers are therefore advised to book as early as possible and to
verify departure and arrival times.
    Information and reservations are available at viarail.ca, at 888 VIA-RAIL
(888 842-7245), TTY 800-268-9503 (hearing impaired), or through your travel
agent.

    As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is
to provide efficient, environmentally responsible and cost effective passenger
transportation services, both in Canada's business corridor and in remote and
rural regions of the country. VIA serves more than 450 communities with a
network of inter-city, transcontinental and regional trains. Demand continues
to grow, as more Canadians turn to train travel as a hassle-free and
cost-efficient alternative to congested roads and airports.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Malcolm Andrews, (514)
871-6604, (514) 946-4160 (CELL); Catherine Kaloutsky, (416) 956-7683, (647)
228-1127 (CELL)


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