/R E P E A T/ - Media Advisory - VIA Rail Canada Inc. and Minister Cannon to Announce Major Contract to Re-Build Locomotive Fleet

    MONTREAL, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada invites the news media
to attend an important announcement on the re-building of its locomotive fleet
that will involve a major contract in the rail transportation manufacturing
sector. The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure
and Communities; Mr. Paul Côté, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA
Rail Canada Inc.; Mayor Claude Dauphin, Borough Mayor of Lachine, Quebec; and
Mr. Fausto Levy, President of CAD Railway Services Ltd., will be present at
the announcement which will be made at the manufacturing site.
    A photo op and facility tour will take place after the announcement has
been made.

    What:  Announcement by VIA Rail and Minister Lawrence Cannon on the
           re-building of VIA's locomotive fleet

    Who:   The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
           Infrastructure and Communities
           Mr. Paul Côté, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail
           Canada Inc.
           Mayor Claude Dauphin, vice chairman of the executive committee of
           Montréal, and Borough Mayor of Lachine, Quebec
           Mr. Terry McNanaman, Chief Executive Officer, Global Railway
           Industries Ltd.
           Mr. Fausto Levy, President of CAD Railway Industries Ltd.

    When:  December 11, 2007, 8:45 AM sharp (for transportation to the site)

    Where: Bell Centre, Saint-Antoine entrance
           1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne) - VIA will have a
           van to transport media to the manufacturing site. Please note that
           parking will be available for journalists.

           For media who wish to travel to the site on their own, the address
           CAD Railway Industries Ltd., 155 Autoroute 20, Service Road East,
           Lachine, Quebec
           The announcement begins at 9:30 AM
           Please see enclosed DIRECTIONS AND MAP.

           Map and driving directions to CAD Railway Services Inc.

    1.  Take HWY 20 West

    2.  Exit 63 for Ville St. Pierre

    3.  Follow service road, you will pass a "Restaurant Lafleur" on the
        right-hand side.

    4.  After "Restaurant Lafleur", continue on service road until the next
        traffic light - you will be parallel to HWY 20.

    5.  TURN LEFT at the traffic lights

    6.  TURN LEFT again immediately to get to the opposite side of HWY 20

    7.  Follow this road for approx 400 metres

    8.  CAD Railway Services is on the right-hand side AFTER the GE Hydro
        Address: 155 service road of HWY 20 East

    Click here for an interactive online version of this map:

For further information:

For further information: To RSVP please contact: Roch Landriault, (514)

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