Public Service Announcement - VIA's Chaleur and Ocean Services Affected by Derailment near Causapscal, Québec

    MONTREAL, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - Following an early morning two-car freight
derailment near Causapscal, Québec, VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise
travellers that regular train service on the Chaleur and Ocean has been
temporarily disrupted.
    VIA is arranging alternate transportation for customers holding tickets
over the portions of the route where its trains are unable to operate, in both
    As a result, VIA has also been forced to suspend ticket sales on the
Ocean and Chaleur between Rogersville (New Brunswick) and Rivière-du-Loup
    Consequently, VIA will not be able to accept bicycles or pets on either
the Ocean or the Chaleur.
    VIA has not yet received information as to how long it will be before the
rail line, the property of Matapédia and Gulf Railway, will be cleared and
regular train service can resume.
    The Chaleur operates from Montréal to Gaspé every Wednesday, Friday and
Sunday and from Gaspé to Montréal every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
    The Ocean operates in both directions between Montréal and Halifax every
day except Tuesday.
    VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience and the expected delays
this disruption may cause to its passengers. Customers wishing further
information may visit or call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245) or
TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).
    Further updates will be issued once VIA has been advised of the expected
time and date of line clearance.

For further information:

For further information: VIA Media contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky, (416)
956-7683; Malcolm Andrews, (514) 871-6604

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