Travel advisory - Modification of schedule of VIA Rail service between Halifax and Montréal, effective June 1st

MONTRÉAL, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers of a schedule change which will come into effect today, June 1, 2016, to trains # 14 and # 15 travelling between Montréal and Halifax

Train # 14 | Montréal - Halifax: The train will leave Montréal 5 minutes later (19:00 instead of 18:55) and will arrive in Halifax 16 minutes later (17:51 instead of 17:35).

The connection from Toronto to Montréal - Halifax remains the same, with train # 64 (departure from Toronto at 11:30 / arrival in Montréal at 16:47). From Ottawa, passengers can continue to travel on board train # 28 (departure from Ottawa at 16:10 / arrival in Montréal at 17:57) to connect to train # 14.

Train # 15 | Halifax - Montréal: The train will leave Halifax 1 hour later (13:00 instead of 12:00) and will arrive in Montréal 45 minutes later (10:03 instead of 09:18).

Passengers wishing to continue their trip to Toronto can travel on board train # 65 (departure from Montréal at 10:55 / arrival in Toronto at 16:03). Passengers going to Ottawa can connect on train # 35 (departure from Montréal at 11:00 / arrival in Ottawa at 13:45).

For more information, travellers are invited to visit www.viarail.ca or ‎call 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1 800 268‑9503 (TTY for the hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail (viarail.ca) and its 2,600 employees are mandated 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 over 400 communities across Canada, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years. For more information, visit: viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail.

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: Mylene Belanger, Advisor, Public Relations, VIA Rail Canada, 514-871-6309 / 1 877 393-8787, Mylene_belanger@viarail.ca / media@viarail.ca

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