Public Service Announcement - VIA services unaffected by possible CN conductors strike



    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to assure all travellers
that no impact is expected to any of its 450 weekly operations (coast to
coast) should the current talks between Canadian National and its conductors
result in a job action.
    All personnel responsible for maintenance, operation and service in VIA
stations and trains are VIA Rail employees. Hence, VIA does not anticipate
that its services would be affected by any job action by CN employees, should
same occur.

    VIA offers a stress-free, safe and comfortable winter travel alternative.
For a complete listing of train departures, station and on-board services as
well as fare plans, visit VIA's Web site at www.viarail.ca or call VIA Rail at
1-888-VIA Rail (842-7245).





For further information:

For further information: VIA Media Contact: Catherine Kaloutsky, (416)
956-7683; Seychelle Harding, (514) 871-6119


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