Public Service Announcement - Trains filling up quickly: VIA ready for extra storm-related bookings

    MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - With severe winter storm warnings announced for
today throughout much of the Windsor to Québec City corridor, VIA Rail Canada
wishes to advise travellers that it has added capacity to its train operations
to accommodate increased demand.
    VIA operates some 60 trains per day throughout the Windsor-Québec City
Corridor. Despite the heavy snowfall warnings, VIA Rail wishes to advise
travellers that all trains are operating.
    As weather conditions worsen, demand for space will increase and many VIA
trains are nearing sold-out capacity. Passengers are advised to book as early
as possible to ensure space is available.

    For more information on train schedules or to book a trip anywhere in the
VIA system, customers can visit VIA's secure Web site at
Passengers also can book their tickets by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888
842-7245), TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired). Tickets are also available
at kiosks in major Corridor stations or through their travel agent.
    VIA offers a stress-free, safe and comfortable winter travel alternative.
For a complete listing of train departures, station and on-board services as
well as fare plans, visit

For further information:

For further information: VIA Media Contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky,
Corporate Communications, (647) 228-1127; Martin Roy, Corporate
Communications, (514) 871-6119

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