Public Service Announcement - VIA Rail set to resume normal services in northern British Columbia

    VANCOUVER, June 12 /CNW/ - VIA Rail wishes to advise customers that as
river levels return to normal, it has begun preparations to resume all normal
operations between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Beginning Wednesday
June 13th, the Skeena (Jasper to Prince Rupert) will resume operations between
Prince George and Prince Rupert in both directions.

    Regular service resumes:
        Train 6 - Prince Rupert to Prince George (southbound),
                  Wednesday, June, 13th
        Train 5 - Prince George to Prince Rupert (northbound),
                  Thursday, June 14th

    As a result of the road conditions that developed in the area during the
floods, hampering delivery of provisions to the area and VIA trains, VIA
wishes to advise travellers that limited food items (breakfast
pastries/sandwiches) along with hot/cold beverage service will be available on
board between Prince Rupert and Prince George on June 13th. VIA continues to
work on increasing the selection of provisions available on board. Regular
meal service will be available between Prince George and Jasper, and all
regular meal services will resume on June 15th.
    VIA is advising passengers to carry on snacks for the portion of the trip
where no provisions were available.
    VIA anticipates that some minor delays may occur due to congestion in the
area. VIA wishes to apologize for to its customers for any inconvenience this
may cause.
    Customers wishing further information may call 888-VIA-RAIL (842-7245).

For further information:

For further information: Catherine Kaloutsky, (416) 956-7683

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