Travel advisory - VIA Rail offers temporary alternate transportation between Jasper and Prince Rupert on November 29th and December 1st

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada ( wishes to inform its passengers that for operational reasons, trains #5 and #6 that normally run on the Jasper - Prince Rupert line will be replaced by alternate transportation on November 29th and December 1st respectively:

  • Train #5, November 29th, 2013: Service not available from Jasper to Prince George. Bus service from Prince George to Prince Rupert, with a stop in Terrace. Departure of the bus will follow the train's regular schedule, at 8:00 AM.
  • Train #6, December 1st 2013: Bus service from Prince Rupert to Prince George, with stops in Terrace and Smithers. Taxi service from Prince George to Jasper. Departure will follow the train's regular schedule, at 9:45 AM.

VIA Rail regrets the inconvenience that this situation may cause. For more information about trains and schedules or to reserve your trip, please visit our website at or call 1-888-VIA RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1 800 268 9503 (ATS for the hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is 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. Recipient of the Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2013 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA Rail safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. 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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