Snow Storms in Eastern Ontario and in Quebec - At VIA Rail Canada its business as usual!

MONTREAL, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Despite Environment Canada's snow storm forecasts for Eastern Ontario and the Province of Quebec, VIA Rail Canada will operate according to its regular schedule this Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd. VIA Rail advises Canadians to use caution when traveling.

Information about the schedules will be updated when necessary on VIA Rail's Facebook and Twitter pages @VIA_rail. Arrival and departure status information is available online for the Quebec City - Windsor corridor at Reservia.VIARail.ca.

For more information regarding VIA Rail's schedules or to book a train ticket, travelers can visit viarail.ca or dial 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842 7245).

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective passenger transportation in the country's two official languages. VIA operates 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 projects at viarail.ca/TransformerVIA.

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SOURCE: VIA RAIL CANADA INC.

For further information:

Mylène Bélanger
Senior Media Relations Advisor
VIA Rail Canada
514-871-6137 | 1-877-393-8787
mylene_belanger@viarail.ca


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