MONTREAL, May 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that the following VIA train services in Ontario, which operate partially over CP infrastructure, would be affected in the event of a strike and shutdown of operations at CP, tentatively scheduled for midnight tonight:
Sudbury - White River
Toronto - Ottawa (Brockville - Ottawa portion only affected)
VIA is considering all possible options for trains that are affected, and where possible will either detour or replace by bus for a portion of the trip.
Details will be posted on viarail.ca 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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