VIA Rail makes it easier for you to discover the country
MONTRÉAL, June 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is offering travellers in the Québec – Windsor corridor more flexibility with its reworked summer schedules. Starting today, passengers travelling between Montréal and Toronto can choose from two more daily departures, with more trains stopping in Brockville, Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg and Oshawa. For travellers between Montréal and Ottawa, another late Friday departure has been added. The total number of weekly frequencies in the Corridor has been increased by 8% and seat capacity has increased by 11.5%, giving vacationers and business people more flexibility in planning their summer trips.
VIA Rail is also offering a new range of rail passes that allow travellers to board its trains and travel across Canada, from coast to coast. What better way to spend the summer.
"We have developed a greater variety of rail passes that are tailored to meet vacationers' needs. Our intent is to encourage them to take the train and discover regions that boast all sorts of incredible cultural and outdoor activities," explained Martin R. Landry, Chief Commercial Officer. "Canada is a vast, magnificent country, and many people are still unaware of what some regions have to offer. Taking the train is a unique way to travel – passengers enjoy breathtaking scenery, and can make stop-overs in various cities along the route, allowing for some great discoveries."
The selection of rail passes includes:
- Corridor, Corridor Extra and Corridor Unlimited: Valid for 21 consecutive days, between Québec City and Windsor – 7 or 10 one-way trips or unlimited travel. Starting at $299 (+ tax)
- System, System Extra and System Unlimited: Valid for 60 consecutive days, anywhere in Canada – 7 or 10 one-way trips or unlimited travel. Starting at $699 (+ tax)
Youth Summer Pass (for those aged 12-25 years)
- Corridor Escape and Corridor Plus: Valid for unlimited travel over 60 consecutive days, up to August 31, between Québec City and Windsor. Starting at $399 (+ tax)
- System Escape and System Plus: Valid for unlimited travel over 60 consecutive days, up to August 31, throughout Canada. Starting at $799 (+ tax)
Purchases can be made online at www.viarail.ca, by calling 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or at the ticket counter in any of our stations.
Find out more about our rail passes at www.viarail.ca/en/fares-and-packages/rail-passes.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada, 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 was the 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. About VIA Rail: www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail
SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.
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