-- Two Ontario routes affected --
MONTREAL, May 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that most of its services throughout Canada are operating normally, despite the strike and operational shutdown at CP.
VIA is providing alternate transportation to passengers on the two services in Ontario that are affected. Those routes are:
Sudbury - White River
Ottawa - Brockville
Details will be posted on viarail.ca, including any changes as the situation evolves.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide efficient, more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective passenger transportation, in the country's two official languages. Every week, VIA operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 kilometres route network. The demand for VIA services is growing as travellers increasingly turn to train travel as a safe, hassle-free and environmentally responsible alternative to congested roads and airports. Winner of the 2011 RAC Safety Award, VIA transports over four million passengers annually.
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