VIA marks Car Free Day with 50% savings



    MONTREAL, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of Car Free Day, VIA Rail
Canada is offering travellers a special 50% discount on Comfort class travel
between any two stations in the Québec City-Windsor corridor. Between
September 15 and September 22, travellers can request a special discount
e-coupon, which is applicable for travel completed between September 22 and
October 9, and between October 14 and December 14, 2008 (inclusive).
    Car Free Day is an annual event celebrated by 100 million people on every
continent. Car Free Day events highlight the many problems caused by our
dependence on the automobile - including air pollution, global warming,
stress, and safety issues - and emphasize the need for more and better public
transportation.
    For more information on VIA's virtual communities, the discount e-coupon,
or to purchase tickets, customers can visit viarail.ca/carfreeday, from
September 15 to September 22, 2008.

    About VIA Rail Canada

    As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is
to provide efficient, environmentally responsible and cost effective passenger
transportation services. Widely recognized as one of the most responsible
modes of public transportation in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, VIA
is committed to continuously improving its environmental performance. Since
1990, VIA has cut fuel consumption by 25% per passenger-kilometre, and GHG
emissions by 13%. VIA has also begun a series of modifications and
improvements to its equipment and operations in order to reduce its ecological
footprint.




For further information:

For further information: Ashley Doyle, Corporate Communications, (416)
956-7613, Ashley_doyle@viarail.ca


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