Travel Advisory - VIA Rail offering alternate transportation between Churchill, Gillam and Thompson on Sunday, August 10th

WINNIPEG, Aug. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - VIA Rail's train #692 scheduled to depart Churchill on Saturday August 9th has been cancelled due to operational issues. Passengers travelling from Churchill to Gillam and Thompson, as well as from Gillam to Thompson will be offered alternate transportation on Sunday, August 10th. Train service between Thompson and Winnipeg will be offered according to the normal schedule. VIA Rail is communicating with customers who have reservations on the affected train.

The next train travelling in this area is scheduled to leave Thompson towards Churchill on Monday, August 11th at 5 p.m. The next departure from Churchill towards south is scheduled on Tuesday, August 12th at 7:30 p.m.

We regret the inconvenience that this situation may cause. Customers wishing to cancel or change their date of travel may do so at no additional charge by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's ( and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre route network, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and is recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at

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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, |



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