Public Service Announcement - Forecast for a white christmas throughout the region looks bright with weekend snow storm on its way - Demand For Seats throughout Windsor - Quebec City Corridor expected to climb



    MONTREAL and TORONTO, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - With meteorologists
predicting another winter storm this weekend in the Ontario-Quebec region,
VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that it is prepared to handle the
increased demand for train tickets. Holiday travel has already begun but there
is still some capacity. Some 60 trains per day travel throughout the
Windsor-Québec City Corridor and every available piece of equipment at VIA has
been pressed in to service.
    Passengers are advised to book as early as possible to ensure there is
space on the train departure that best meets their schedule.
    VIA is not anticipating any major delays as a result of the impending
storm but travellers are advised to call ahead to confirm train departure and
arrival times.
    For more information or to book a ticket customers can call 1 888 VIA
Rail (842-7245), 1800-268-9503 (hearing impaired). Tickets are also available
at kiosks in major corridor stations or through your travel agent.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky, (647)
228-1127 (CELL); Martin Roy, (514) 871-6119


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