Travel advisory - Update on VIA Rail service between Toronto and Winnipeg

- Tracks Northwest of Sudbury blocked by CN freight accident -

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) wishes to inform its passengers that, due to the CN freight train derailment blocking the main line Northwest of Sudbury, trains #1 and #2 (both the Eastbound and Westbound Canadian) are not operating between Toronto and Winnipeg. Therefore, tonight's departure out of Toronto has been cancelled. Service will resume when confirmation has been received from CN that the rail line has been reopened. Service between Winnipeg and Vancouver is not affected.

VIA Rail is communicating with customers who have reservations on affected trains between Winnipeg and Toronto. We regret the inconvenience that this situation may cause. Customers wishing to cancel or change their date of travel may do so at no additional charge by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).

Update will be issued as information becomes available.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada ( and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across Canada, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and was the recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Read more about our transformation at

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: Mylène Bélanger, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6137, 1 877 393-8787,


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