VIA Rail Canada and Pacific Western Transportation Ltd. announce an
TORONTO, June 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada and Pacific Western
Transportation Ltd./Airport Express announce a partnership that would
allow VIA passengers to purchase their train and bus travel to Toronto
Pearson International Airport with one single transaction.
This agreement aims to promote public transportation and the benefits of
intermodality while facilitating travel planning for users.
"VIA Rail wants to offer new solutions to the customers, and it is a
pleasure to see that we can count on partners like Pacific Western
Transportation, who shares the same vision of service, innovation and
efficiency'', says Marc Laliberté,
President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada.
"We are very pleased that our users will be able to access our
Airport Express service through VIA Rail sales channels," says
Dean Wright, General Manager at Pacific Western Transportation. "We
continue to source innovative methods to facilitate travel and promote
public transportation". VIA Rail and Pacific Western Transportation
share a common and constant desire to surpass customer expectations."
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate
is to provide efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable
passenger transportation in the country's two official languages. Each
week, VIA operates 503 intercity, regional and transcontinental trains
linking 450 communities across a 12,500-kilometre network. VIA safely
transports over four million passengers annually. You can follow VIA
Rail on Twitter and Facebook.
About Pacific Western Transportation
Pacific Western Transportation Ltd: (PWT) is one of Canada's largest
privately-owned people transportation companies. Operating for over 50
years, Pacific Western Toronto has developed an extensive offering of
high quality tourism services including Toronto Airport Express. As the
2010 IMG Operator of the Year, Pacific Western exceeds customer
expectations by employing talented people who share in the dedication
of a company committed to safety with service. To learn more about
Pacific Western Transportation, please visit:
For more information on the new service, or to reserve your tickets,
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