Travel advisory - VIA Rail will offer a return trip between Winnipeg and Gillam

MONTRÉAL, June 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the concerns expressed by some communities from Northern Manitoba, VIA Rail Canada ( wishes to inform its passengers that, over the next days, trains #693 and #692 will do one round trip between Winnipeg and Gillam: train #693 will leave Winnipeg on Sunday, June 8th, at 12:05 p.m. and train #692 will leave Gillam on Wednesday, June 11th, at 5:30 a.m. Both trains will operate according to the normal schedule. VIA Rail will not offer any alternate transportation between Gillam and Churchill. Further communications will follow concerning the service over the next week on this line.

VIA Rail has been in contact with the communities. We regret the inconvenience that this situation may have caused. 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). For any further information on the train schedules and prices, please consult

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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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