Travel Advisory - Temporary schedule changes to VIA's Churchill to Winnipeg
Service

Train 692 to hold in Thompson to facilitate track work program

WINNIPEG, June 28 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that due to significant track improvement and upgrading work by the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR), the track owner, VIA's southbound train from Churchill to Winnipeg will be affected. Communities between Thompson and The Pas should take special note of the train's new departure times.

In order to accommodate the summer track improvement program on the Thicket subdivision, beginning June 30th VIA's southbound train 692 will arrive in Thompson every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 1p.m. and depart at 5:30 p.m. Customers travelling to Winnipeg can take advantage of the train's stopover in Thompson to tour the area. The extended station layover time is not expected to significantly affect the train's arrival time into Winnipeg, and customers are advised to visit viarail.ca or call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245) for updates.

For a full list of arrival and departure times, please see the attached schedule.

VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience these schedule changes may cause to its passengers. Passengers are advised to call 1 888-842-6348 to determine the status of the train prior to arriving at their stop. Customers wishing further information may call 1 888-842-6348 or 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245).

As this work program is expected to last through the summer months, VIA will issue updates if required.

    
                    693          STATIONS               692
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    Sun Tues Thurs               WINNIPEG                      Thurs Sat Mon
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                           ar    THE PAS           dep
    Mon Wed Fri     2:30   dep   THE PAS           ar   3:00   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     7:30         WABOWDEN               22:00  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     9:26         THICKET PORTAGE        20:03  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     12:00  ar    THOMPSON          dep  17:30  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     13:00  dep   THOMPSON          ar   13:00  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     15:13        PIKWITONEI             10:56  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     17:59        ILFORD                 8:23   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     19:30  ar    GILLAM            dep  7:00   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     20:00  dep   GILLAM            ar   6:30   Wed Fri Sun
    Tue Thurs Sat   7:00   ar    CHURCHILL         dep  19:30  Tues Thurs Sat
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                    693          STATIONS               692
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                           AR    The Pas           DP
    Mon Wed Fri     2:30   DP    The Pas           AR   3:00   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     2:39         Pilote                 2:50   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     2:45         Flin Flon Jct.         2:44   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     3:05         Orok                   2:24   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     3:56         Halcrow                1:33   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     4:06         Cormorant              1:23   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     4:14         Dering                 1:15   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     4:50         Dyce                   0:39   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     5:31         Wekusko                23:58  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     5:57         Turnbull               23:32  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     6:27         Ponton                 23:02  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     7:08         Pipun                  22:21  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     7:22         Wabowden South         22:07  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     7:30         Wabowden               22:00  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     7:33         Wabowden North         21:56  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     7:59         Lyddal                 21:30  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     8:23         Odhill                 21:06  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     9:03         Radar Lake             20:26  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     9:10         Hockin                 20:19  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     9:26         Thicket Portage        20:03  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     9:45         Leven                  19:44  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     10:08        Thompson Jct.          19:21  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     10:11        Fetterly               19:18  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     10:35        E J Letain             18:54  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     11:01        Massan                 18:28  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     11:17        Parlee                 18:12  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     11:42        Wingate                17:47  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     12:00  AR    Thompson          DP   17:30  Wed Fri Sun

    Mon Wed Fri     13:00  DP    Thompson          AR   13:00  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     13:16        Wingate                12:45  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     13:39        Parlee                 12:23  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     13:53        Massan                 12:10  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     14:18        E J Letain             11:47  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     14:40        Fetterly               11:27  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     14:43        Thompson Jct.          11:24  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     14:44        Sipiwesk               11:23  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     15:13        Pikwitonei             10:56  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     15:25        Bridgar                10:46  Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     16:53        Pit Siding             9:24   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     17:59        Ilford                 8:23   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     18:39        Wivenhoe               7:46   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     19:23        Gillam South           7:06   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     19:30  AR    Gillam            DP   7:00   Wed Fri Sun

    Mon Wed Fri     20:00  DP    Gillam            AR   6:30   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     20:12        Gillam North           6:17   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     21:09        Bird                   5:20   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     21:35        Amery                  4:54   Wed Fri Sun
    Mon Wed Fri     22:34        Weir River             3:55   Wed Fri Sun
    Tue Thurs Sat   0:03         Thibaudeau             2:26   Wed Fri Sun
    Tue Thurs Sat   1:42         Herchmer               0:47   Wed Fri Sun
    Tue Thurs Sat   2:28         Oday                   0:01   Wed Fri Sun
    Tue Thurs Sat   3:20         Mclintock              23:09  Tues Thurs Sat
    Tue Thurs Sat   4:48         Chesnaye               21:41  Tues Thurs Sat
    Tue Thurs Sat   6:33         Tidal                  19:56  Tues Thurs Sat
    Tue Thurs Sat   6:44         Churchill South        19:45  Tues Thurs Sat
    Tue Thurs Sat   7:00   AR    Churchill         DP   19:30  Tues Thurs Sat
    

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: VIA Contact: Catherine Kaloutsky, Corporate Communications, 416-956-7683


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