Travel advisory - VIA Rail operating between Halifax and Montreal despite the snow storm

- All other trains operating normally in Eastern and Central Canada -

MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) wishes to inform its passengers that train service between Halifax and Montreal (#15, the westbound Ocean) is still operating today but with a one-hour delay. VIA Rail train #15 is now expected to leave Halifax station at 1PM EDT.

This will also make it easier for our customers to get to the train station on-time, given the stormy road conditions.

VIA Rail is communicating with customers who have reservations on the affected train. We regret the inconvenience that this situation may cause. Information and reservations are available at or at 888 VIA-RAIL (888 842-7245), TTY 800-268-9503 (hearing impaired).

Update – Québec City – Windsor Corridor Operations
With a winter storm hitting the East of Ontario and Québec region and impacting other modes of transportation, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) advises that its trains in the Windsor – Québec City corridor region are operating normally. Minimal delays may be expected.

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: Maxime Dupont-Demers, Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6137, 1 877 393-8787,


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