Travel Advisory - VIA's Early Morning Montreal/Toronto Trains Affected By
Freight Derailment

MONTREAL, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Updated 7:15 PM - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that its early trains on March 3rd, 2010 between Montreal and Toronto will be affected by the CN freight derailment which occurred March 2nd near Morrisburg, Ontario, east of Brockville.

    
        Train 52: Departing Toronto at 7:05 AM, March 3rd, 2010 and heading
        for Montreal will terminate at Brockville and passengers will be
        bused to Montreal. A delay of about an hour should be expected.

        Train 53: Departing Montreal at 6:30 AM March 3rd, 2010 and heading
        for Toronto will be re-routed via Ottawa. A delay of 2 to 3 hours
        should be expected.
    

Trains later in the morning will likely be affected and passengers are advised to expect delays. VIA has received confirmation that line clearance should occur around noon.

Passengers may opt for a full refund or change of reservation with no service charges.

Passengers are advised to call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or visit viarail.ca for more information.

VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this disruption, which is beyond VIA's control, may cause to its customers.

Further updates will be issued as more information is made available.

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Elizabeth Huart, (514) 871-6119, (514) 887-6119 (cell.)


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