MONTREAL, July 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada announced that as of 6 p.m. this evening, CN has allowed passenger train service to resume on the Kingston Subdivision, permitting VIA Rail to operate its trains between Toronto and Montréal. Service between Toronto and Ottawa will resume tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 12). Following yesterday's derailment of a CN freight train, VIA Rail's service on these routes was interrupted and alternate transportation was offered to its passengers.
Delays are expected throughout the weekend due to possible railway congestion. Service is expected to be completely back to normal by Monday. For more information, visit viarail.ca, follow VIA Rail Canada on Twitter @VIA_Rail or Facebook, or call toll-free 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1-800-268-9503 (hearing-impaired).
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. The Company operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre network. Recipient of the RAC's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted on by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has provided VIA Rail with nearly one billion dollars in capital investment funding. Follow the evolution of current projects at viarail.ca/transformingvia.
SOURCE: VIA Rail Canada Inc.