Travel Advisory - VIA Rail ready to handle increase in demand as winter storm
in the forecast

TORONTO, Dec. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - With the first major storm of the season expected to hit Ontario and Quebec within the next 24 hours, VIA Rail Canada expects demand for seats to quickly increase for its trains in the Windsor - Québec City corridor.

VIA operates some 60 trains per day throughout the Windsor-Québec City Corridor and will add cars where possible to meet the increased demand. Passengers are therefore advised to book as early as possible to ensure space is available.

For more information on train schedules or to book a trip anywhere in the VIA system, customers can visit VIA's secure Web site at Passengers also can book their tickets by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245), TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired). Tickets are also available at kiosks in major Corridor stations or through their travel agent.

Ticket kiosks are located in the following Corridor locations: Québec, Sainte-Foy, Montréal, Dorval, Ottawa, Fallowfield, Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg, Oshawa, Toronto, Oakville, Aldershot, Brantford, Guelph, Kitchener, London and Windsor.

VIA offers a stress-free, safe and comfortable winter travel alternative. For a complete listing of train departures, station and on-board services as well as fare plans, visit .

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: VIA contacts: Ashley Doyle, (416) 956-7613; Elizabeth Huart, (514) 871-6119

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