/R E P E A T -- VIA Rail's Black Friday Sale: Save and travel in comfort/

MONTREAL, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Take advantage of the Black Friday sale and plan your next train trip! VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is announcing its biggest Canada-wide sale of the season. Through November 28, discounted fares are available for travel up to and including February 28, 2017 in Economy class, and up to and including April 30, 2017 in Sleeper Plus class.

Avoid the traffic on the highway and the unpredictable weather during the busiest time of the year. Just sit back and enjoy the excellent service, delicious food, and beautiful views. VIA Rail offers you the freedom to travel with peace of mind in the comfort and warmth of the train.  We will get you where you want to be, whether it's with family or friends, in a bustling Canadian city or a scenic destination like the Canadian Rockies or East coast.

In the Quebec City-Windsor corridor, discounted fares will be available in Economy class for travel between November 28, 2016 and February 28, 2017. You can travel in Economy class between Montreal and Toronto for as low as $37, or between Ottawa and Quebec City for $36. Discounted fares will also be available in Business Class for trips between December 16, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

VIA Rail invites you to discover its long distance services (the Ocean between Montreal and Halifax, and the Canadian between Toronto and Vancouver) and to see the country in a unique way, in total peace and comfort while enjoying exceptional service. During the Black Friday sale, it will cost only $167 per person to travel between Toronto and Winnipeg in Economy Class onboard the legendary Canadian, and as little as $100 to travel in Economy Class on the Ocean. Tickets must be purchased by November 28 for travel up to and including February 28, 2017 in Economy class  and up to and including April 30, 2017 for Sleeper Plus class.

For more information, visit viarail.ca/en/fares-and-packages/our-lowest-fares. Download the VIA Rail app, or book your tickets online or call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1-888-842-7245).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail (viarail.ca) and its 2,600 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 about 180 more communities through intermodal partnerships, 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. For more information, visit: www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail.

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: Mariam Diaby, Senior Advisor, Public Relations, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6010, 1 877 393-8787, mariam_diaby@viarail.ca, media@viarail.ca


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