Public Service Announcement - VIA trains operating normally despite upcoming storm in Montreal and the rest of Quebec

    MONTREAL, March 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Despite the snowstorm beginning in
Montreal and the rest of Quebec later today and into tomorrow, all of VIA Rail
Canada's trains are operating normally throughout the region. VIA operates
some 60 trains per day throughout the Windsor-Quebec City Corridor.
    As weather conditions worsen, many VIA trains are beginning to get closer
to a sold out situation. VIA will add cars to accommodate the demand but urges
customers to call ahead to be certain of available space. To book, customers
can call 1-888-VIA Rail, (842-7245), TTY 1-800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).
Tickets are also available at kiosks in major Corridor stations, online at, or through travel agents.

    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 VIA's Web site at

For further information:

For further information: VIA contacts: Seychelle Harding, VIA Corporate
Communications, (514) 887-6119; Malcolm Andrews, VIA Corporate Communications,
(514) 946-4160

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