MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada advises Canadian travelers that, today, its trains are operating according to the regular schedule, including in Southwestern Ontario and in Eastern Quebec. Due to weather conditions, VIA Rail advises affected Canadians to use caution when traveling. Information on routes will be updated regularly on viarail.ca.
However, routes served by Amtrak, VIA Rail's partner in the United States, have been affected by the storm. The Montréal-New York train was cancelled today, and the train that departed Toronto to New York City at 8:20 a.m. will only travel as far as Albany, New York.
For more information regarding VIA Rail's schedules or to book a train ticket, please 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.
SOURCE: VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
For further information:
Senior Media Relations Advisor
VIA Rail Canada
514-871-6137 | 1-877-393-8787