Public Service Announcement - VIA Rail - A stress-free alternative for severe winter travelling



    VIA prepared for increased ticket demand for Wednesday

    MONTREAL, March 4 /CNW/ - With severe winter storm conditions ranging
from freezing rain, blowing snow, heavy accumulation in some areas and high
winds forecasted to cause havoc with travel plans in Ontario, Quebec, and
parts of Atlantic Canada tomorrow, VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers
that it has added capacity to its train operations to accommodate increased
demand.
    Passengers are advised to book as early as possible to ensure space is
available.
    For more information on train schedules or to book a trip anywhere in the
VIA system, 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), at ticket kiosks in major
stations, or through their travel agent.





For further information:

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


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