VIA Rail Canada - Public Service Announcement - VIA expects delays to some trains Tuesday following partial reopening of CN tracks near Burlington



    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada says that its trains on
the Toronto-Brantford-London-Windsor and Toronto-Niagara Falls routes will
operate today, but expects that they will incur significant delays following a
partial reopening of the main CN rail line at Burlington and continuing track
repair work. The line was closed yesterday morning as the result of a
CN freight train accident.
    Exceptionally, the first eastbound trains (combined trains 52 and 40)
from Aldershot and Oakville to Ottawa and Montreal will only begin in Toronto
today. VIA is arranging for alternate transportation for passengers between
Aldershot/Oakville and Toronto, but cannot guarantee an immediate onward
connection to the first eastbound trains to Ottawa/Montreal.
    Trains on the Toronto-Kitchener-London-Sarnia route are not affected and
are expected to operate normally.
    For more information on train departures and arrivals, or to book a trip,
customers can visit VIA's secure Web site at viarail.ca. Passengers also can
book their tickets by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245), TTY
1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired). Tickets are also available at kiosks in
major Corridor stations or through their travel agent.




For further information:

For further information: VIA Rail Canada; Corporate Communications:
Martin Roy, (514) 871-6119/(514) 887-6119; Catherine Kaloutsky, (647)
228-1127; Malcolm Andrews, (514) 871-6604/(514) 946-4160


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