Travel Advisory - VIA Rail Operations Update: Trains Operating Normally Despite Winter Storm Conditions

-- High Demand For Seats Continues Throughout the Windsor to Québec City Corridor --

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - With a winter storm hitting the Ontario and Québec regions and impacting other modes of transportation, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) advises that almost all trains in the Windsor – Québec City corridor region are operating normally. Minimal delays may be expected, particularly in the South-Western Ontario area. However, because of a temporary closure of the railway‎, train # 84 used another route between London and Toronto, causing the cancellation of the service in St-Marys, Stratford, Kitchener, Guelph, Georgetown and Brampton.

As the storm continues to make its presence felt, VIA Rail expects demand for seats to continue. The Corporation will add capacity where possible to meet the increased demand. Passengers are therefore advised to book as early as possible and to verify departure and arrival times.

Information and reservations are available at viarail.ca or at 888 VIA-RAIL (888 842-7245), TTY 800-268-9503 (hearing impaired).

VIA Rail sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused to its passengers by storm-related delays.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 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 450 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, and was the recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Read more about our transformation at www.viarail.ca/transformingVIA.

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: Mylène Bélanger, Senior Advisor, Media Relations, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787, mylene_belanger@viarail.ca | media@viarail.ca

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