MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A railroad blockade in the
Marysville area between Belleville and Kingston affects the movement of
VIA Rail (www.viarail.ca) trains and its passengers between Toronto-Montréal and Toronto-Ottawa
in both directions.
Although this situation will cause substantial additional expenses and
force our employees to work long hours, VIA Rail's foremost priority is
to ensure that our customers reach their destinations as comfortably
and safely as possible. Passengers with itineraries passing through the
site of the blockade will be accommodated with ground transportation.
VIA Rail appreciates the understanding of its passengers. Customers who
need any further information, or wishing to cancel or change their date
of travel, may do so at no additional charge by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL
(1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired) to speak with an
agent. For updated information, follow us on Twitter @VIA rail and on Facebook.
Some delays can be expected. Service recovery measures such as late
train travel credits or credits for bus substitutions will be offered
for affected trains.
Passengers with reservations choosing not to travel can receive a full
refund. Those wishing to exchange their ticket for a later date may do
so at no additional charge.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate
is to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective passenger transportation
in the country's two official languages. VIA operates intercity,
regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its
12,500-kilometer route network. Recipient of the RAC's Safety Award in
2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted on by
Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA safely
transports over four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the
Government of Canada has provided VIA Rail with nearly one billion
dollars in capital investment funding. 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