Travel Advisory - VIA Rail train service has resumed between Toronto and Montreal as well as Toronto and Ottawa

MONTRÉAL, July 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) wishes to inform its passengers that its train service has resumed between Toronto and Ottawa, as well as between Toronto and Montreal, in both directions. Following yesterday's derailment of a CN freight train, VIA Rail's service on these routes was interrupted and alternate transportation was offered to its passengers onboard en-route trains.

Delays are expected throughout the day due to imposed speed restrictions on the site and possible railway congestion.

For more information, please contact our telephone sales office at 1 888 VIA-RAIL (888 842-7245), TTY 800-268-9503 (hearing impaired). Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this situation may cause you.

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 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. About VIA Rail: www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail

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For further information: Maxime Dupont-Demers, Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787, Maxime_Dupont-Demers@viarail.ca | media@viarail.ca

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