Travel Advisory - VIA Rail prepared to help you outsmart winter

High Demand for Seats with Snow and Freezing Rain Forecast for Ontario and Quebec

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 15, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - With heavy snow and freezing rain forecasted to hit parts of Quebec and Ontario tonight and tomorrow, VIA Rail reports that demand for seats is continuing to escalate. Knowing that road travel throughout the region will be challenging, VIA Rail says it is once again ready to help travellers outsmart winter. The company indicated that it will add capacity where possible to meet the increased demand, but urges passengers to book as early as possible and to verify departure and arrival times of trains in the affected regions.

For information or to reserve, go to or call 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1 800 268‑9503 (TTY for the hearing impaired).

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 over 400 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.

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For further information: Malcolm Andrews, Media & Community Relations, VIA Rail Canada, 514 946-4160 | 1 877 393-8787,,


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