VIA's Montreal-Halifax services expected to operate as schedule over the next 24 hours



    VIA monitoring storm conditions for possible delays to this service

    HALIFAX, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise
travellers that it is currently monitoring weather conditions associated with
Hurricane Bill with respect to a possible impact on its trains arriving and
departing Halifax over the weekend.
    VIA's eastbound train No.14 scheduled to depart Montreal this evening,
August 22, at 18:30 is scheduled to depart on time. VIA wishes to advise
passengers that delays may be experienced once the train enters predicted
storm affected area.
    VIA's westbound train No.15 scheduled to depart Halifax on Sunday, August
23, at 12:35 is scheduled to depart on time. However passengers are advised
that there may delays enroute associated with the storm.
    Passengers are advised to call 1 888-842-6348 to determine the status of
their train's departure in the Atlantic region prior to arriving at their
stop. Customers wishing further information may call 1 888-842-6348, 1 888-VIA
RAIL (842-7245) or visit our website viarail.ca.
    VIA will issue updates as necessary.





For further information:

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


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