MONTREAL, March 8, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail (www.viarail.ca) wishes to advise customers that all services will gradually return to
normal on the Toronto - Montréal and Toronto - Ottawa routes.
Earlier today a railroad blockade in the area of Marysville, Ontario,
caused four trains to stop in Belleville or Kingston, and precluded
three other trains to operate. A few thousand passengers were affected
as a result. Some delays are to be expected for passengers travelling
As of now, VIA Rail does not anticipate any significant delays to its
operations tomorrow as a result of today's events.
VIA Rail wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this situation has
cause to its passengers. Customers wishing further information may call
1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245). For updated information, visit www.viarail.ca or follow us on Twitter @VIA rail and on Facebook.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate
is to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation
service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates
intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities
across its 12,500-kilometre route network. Recipient of the Railway
Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2013 Agent's Choice Award voted by
Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA Rail
safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007,
the Government of Canada has invested more than a billion dollars in
VIA Rail. Follow the evolution of current projects at viarail.ca/TransformerVIA.
SOURCE: VIA Rail Canada Inc.
For further information:
VIA Rail Media contact:
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787