Travel Advisory - VIA services unaffected by possible CN engineers strike

MONTREAL, Nov. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to assure all travellers that no impact is expected to its train services nationwide should there be a strike by Canadian National (CN) engineers.

All personnel responsible for maintenance, operation and service in VIA stations and trains are VIA Rail employees, and are not affected by labour agreements between CN and its employees.

VIA offers a stress-free, safe and comfortable travel alternative. For a complete listing of train departures, station and on-board services as well as fare plans, visit VIA's Web site at www.viarail.ca or call VIA Rail at 1-888-VIA Rail (842-7245).

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective passenger transportation, both in Canada's business corridor and in remote and rural regions of the country. Every week, VIA operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre route network. The demand for VIA services is growing as travellers increasingly turn to train travel as a safe, hassle-free and environmentally responsible alternative to congested roads and airports.

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Catherine Kaloutsky, (416) 956-7613; Elizabeth Huart, (514) 871-6119


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