Travel Advisory - High Demand For Seats on Some Ottawa-Toronto, Ottawa-Montreal and Montreal-Toronto Routes Expected

    First major snowfall of the season VIA operations update: All trains

    MONTREAL, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - With the first winter storm of the season
expected to hit parts of eastern Ontario and the Montreal-Ottawa region before
noon today, VIA Rail Canada advises that all trains in the Windsor - Quebec
City corridor are operating as normal. As the storm makes its presence felt,
VIA expects demand for seats to quickly increase.
    VIA will add cars where possible to meet the increased demand. Passengers
are therefore advised to book as early as possible and to verify departure and
arrival times.
    Don't be tricked into winter driving, treat yourself to the "Human Way to
    Information and reservations are available at, at 888 VIA-RAIL
(888 842-7245), TTY 800-268-9503 (hearing impaired), or through your travel
    Customers can also use the ticket kiosks to avoid lengthy line-ups or
driving and parking stresses associated with inclement weather. Ticket kiosks
are located in the following Corridor locations: Québec, Ste-Foy, Montréal,
Dorval, Ottawa, Fallowfield, Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg, Oshawa, Toronto,
Oakville, Aldershot, Brantford, Guelph, Kitchener, London and Windsor.

    As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is
to provide efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost effective passenger
transportation, both in Canada's busiest corridor and in remote and rural
regions of the country. VIA serves more than 450 communities with a network of
inter-city, transcontinental and regional trains. Increasingly, travelers are
turning to train travel as a hassle-free, efficient alternative to congested
roads and airports as well as a more environment-friendly way to travel.

For further information:

For further information: Catherine Kaloutsky, (647) 228-1127; Ashley
Doyle, (416) 956-7613

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