Public Service Announcement - Most VIA trains operating normally, despite the bad weather, heavy snow conditions



    MONTREAL, March 5 /CNW/ - Despite continuing storm conditions and heavy
snow accumulation over much of the Windsor-Québec City corridor and the
Maritimes that is affecting public transportation and road conditions, most
VIA Rail Canada's trains are operating with only minor delays throughout the
region. VIA anticipates no cancellations to its services in Québec and Ontario
with the exception to its Toronto-Sarnia services.
    An early morning CN freight train derailment near Georgetown, Ontario has
forced VIA to reroute its services between Toronto and Sarnia via Brantford.
Consequently for today, VIA services to/from Brampton, Georgetown, Guelph,
Kitchener, St. Mary's and Stratford have been replaced by a bus.
    VIA operates some 60 trains per day throughout the Windsor-Québec City
Corridor. With the severe winter conditions expected to continue throughout
most of the day, customers wishing to travel today are advised to book as
early as possible to ensure space is available.
    For more information on train arrivals, departures or to book a trip,
customers can visit VIA's secure Web site at viarail.ca. Passengers also can
book their tickets by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245), TTY 1 800
268-9503 (hearing impaired). Tickets are also available at kiosks in major
Corridor stations or through their travel agent.





For further information:

For further information: VIA Media Contact: Catherine Kaloutsky,
Corporate Communications, (416) 956-7683


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