MONTREAL, Jan. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail wishes to advise
customers that following the clearance of the railway tracks in the
Marysville area, all services will gradually return to normal on the
Yesterday, a First Nations' railroad blockade in the Marysville area,
near Kingston, caused delays and inconvenienced more than 1,000 VIA
Rail passengers. Four VIA Rail trains had to stop travelling as a
result of the protest. Delays ranging between one to two hours were
experienced by VIA Rail customers travelling once the blockade was put
VIA does not anticipate any significant delays to its operations today
as a result of yesterday's event.
VIA Rail wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this situation has
caused to its passengers. Customers wishing further information may
call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245).
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intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities
across its 12,500-kilometer route network. Recipient of the RAC's
Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted on by
Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA safely
transports over four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the
Government of Canada has provided VIA Rail with nearly one billion
dollars in capital investment funding. Follow the evolution of current
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SOURCE: VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
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