Public Service Announcement - VIA's Chaleur service affected by Washout near Pointe a la Croix



    MONTREAL, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that
due a washout that has occurred near Pointe a la Croix, (near Matapédia),
regular train service between Matapédia and Gaspé has been suspended.
    VIA is making arrangements for buses to transport passengers via the
north shore between Matapédia and Campbellton in both directions. Regular
train service continues to be provided between Matapédia and Montréal.
    Customers holding tickets for todays Chaleur train No. 617 departing
Gaspé at 3:05 p.m will be bused from Gaspé to Campbellton and then board the
train for the remainder of their trip to Montréal.
    The next regularly scheduled departure of the Chaleur from Montréal to
Gaspé is Wednesday, August 6th.
    VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this disruption may cause
to its passengers. Customers wishing further information may visit our website
viarail.ca or call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245).
    Further updates will be issued as required.





For further information:

For further information: VIA Media contact: Catherine Kaloutsky, (647)
228-1127


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