Travel Advisory - VIA Rail prepared for Winter Storm Conditions

High Demand For Seats Continues Throughout the Windsor to Quebec City Corridor and on Halifax-Montreal services

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 28, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - With a winter storm hitting the Maritimes and forecasts of heavy snowfall and freezing rain for Quebec and Ontario for the next 36 hours, travel throughout the region will be challenging. VIA Rail Canada advises that all trains in the Windsor – Québec City corridor region and between Halifax and Montreal are operating normally, with minimal delays.

As the storm continues to make its presence felt, VIA expects demand for seats to escalate. VIA 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 of trains in the affected regions.

For information or to reserve, go to or call 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1 800 268‑9503 (TTY for the 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 ( 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 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, 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.

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For further information: Malcolm Andrews, Media & Community Relations, VIA Rail Canada , 514 946-4160;1 877 393-8787.,


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