Public Service Announcement - VIA Trains Near Capacity: Storm-related bookings continue



    MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - As the severe winter storm announced for today
continues to make itself felt throughout much of the Windsor to Québec City
corridor, VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that while many trains
are sold out, some space remains.
    VIA had added capacity to its train operations for today to accommodate
increased demand, and much of this capacity has now been filled.

    
    The following services are currently sold out:

        -  Toronto to Montréal
        -  Toronto to Ottawa
        -  Toronto to Windsor
        -  Windsor to Toronto (Limited availability in both classes of
           service)
        -  Ottawa to Toronto
        -  Montréal - Toronto (VIA 1 sold out, limited comfort class
           availability)
        -  Ottawa-Montréal-Ottawa (Good availability in both classes of
           service)
        -  Montréal-Québec City
        -  Quebec City - Montreal (VIA 1 sold out, limited comfort class
           availability)
    

    VIA operates some 60 trains per day throughout the Windsor-Québec City
Corridor. Despite the heavy snowfall warnings, VIA Rail wishes to advise
travellers that all trains are operating.
    Passengers are advised to book as early as possible to ensure space is
available.
    For more information on train arrivals, 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 Contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky,
Corporate Communications, (647) 228-1127; Martin Roy, Corporate
Communications, (514) 871-6119


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