VIA Rail's Canadian - Your Ticket to the 2007 Grey Cup in Toronto - Departs Saskatoon, Melville and Winnipeg for Grey Cup Fans



    WINNPEG, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Whether you are part of "Rider Pride" or
the "Bomber Bandwagon", VIA Rail's flagship Canadian can get you to Toronto in
time for this weekend's Grey Cup Festivities. VIA's Canadian serves a number
of the communities with fans who are no doubt considering making the trip to
Toronto to show their support for the "home-town" team. With stops in
Saskatoon, Melville and Winnipeg, getting to Toronto is a feat that can be
tackled, even for those last minute planners.
    Travellers can choose between Silver & Blue class which includes sleeper
accommodation and meals, or Comfort class, a more economical option with
reclining seats and access to a meal service car throughout the trip. VIA has
added additional Comfort class capacity to this week's departure to
accommodate any last minute travellers to Toronto.

    
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    Train #2                              Train #1
    Vancouver to Toronto                  Toronto to Vancouver
    Arrives Toronto -                     Departs Toronto -
    Friday Nov. 23rd 8.p.m.               Tuesday Nov. 27th 9 a.m.
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    Departs      Time        Regular      Arrives       Time         Regular
    Nov. 22nd                Adult                                   Adult
                             Fare                                    Fare
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    Saskatoon    01:00 a.m.  $ 346        Winnipeg      3:45 p.m.    $ 277
                                          (Nov. 28)
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    Melville     04:50 a.m.  $ 327        Melville      9:20 p.m.    $ 327
                                          (Nov. 28)
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    Winnipeg     12:25 p.m.  $ 277        Saskatoon     1:05 a.m.    $ 346
                                          (Nov. 29)
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    Prices listed are regular one-way adult fares in Comfort class, with
discounts for seniors (60+), students (12-17 or 18+ with ISIC), youth (18-25
with photo i.d.) and children (2-11), excluding taxes. Travellers can take
advantage of extra savings by purchasing a Canrail pass which provides 12 days
of travel within a 30-day period. Canrail pass can be purchased for
$ 523 (CDN).
    Customers can visit VIA's secure Web site at viarail.ca to book a trip
anywhere in the VIA system. Train tickets are also available at VIA stations
across Canada. Passengers can also book their tickets by calling 888 VIA-RAIL
(888 842-7245) or through their travel agent.

    As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail connects the entire
world to the West's vibrant tourism industry. With more than 700 employees in
Western Canada, VIA is dedicated to improving the quality of passenger
service. From Northern Manitoba, across Saskatchewan and Alberta, to British
Columbia's Pacific Rim, VIA serves more than 100 communities. VIA continues to
develop, market and deliver services to meet the needs of Western Canadians,
in partnership with the people, communities and businesses served by passenger
rail.




For further information:

For further information: VIA Media Contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky,
Corporate Communications, (647) 228-1127


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