MONTRÉAL, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Following maintenance work that took place over recent weeks, VIA Rail announces that operations at crossings located at Fallowfield Road, Greenbank Road, Jockvale Road and Strandherd Road will return to normal today at 7 p.m.
For crossings located on Woodroffe Avenue and the OC Transpo Transitway, temporary measures announced on April 10th will remain in effect until further notice: (1) personnel will continue to be on-site to provide supplementary support and maintenance to automatic warning devices, and to ensure that motorists and pedestrians stop at each crossing; and (2) trains will continue to run at reduced speed in this area.
VIA Rail reminds everyone to respect crossing signals at all times. No one should attempt to cross a railroad track when the warning devices are activated, regardless of the inconvenience it may cause.
Up-to-date information about Barrhaven crossings is available on the webpage "Information for Ottawa area residents" www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/information-ottawa-area-residents, on Twitter @VIA_rail or on Facebook.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide safe, efficient and economical travel, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 km network. Recipient of the Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of Baxter Travel Media's 2013 Agent's Choice Award (voted on by Canadian travel agents), VIA Rail safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested more than a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at viarail.ca/transformingvia.
SOURCE: VIA Rail Canada Inc.
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