Travel Advisory - VIA's train service between Hervey and Senneterre
interrupted due to major forest fires in Northern Mauricie

MONTREAL, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that services between Hervey and Senneterre cannot operate due to major forest fires on the St-Maurice Subdivision in Northern Mauricie.

Train 604: Travelling from Senneterre to Hervey on Thursday May 27, 2010 is cancelled.

Train 603: Travelling from Hervey to Senneterre on Friday May 28, 2010 is cancelled. Passengers travelling as far as La Tuque can board train 601, leaving Montreal at 8:30 a.m., to Hervey and will be taxied from Hervey to La Tuque.

VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this disruption, which is beyond VIA's control, may cause to its customers.

Further updates will be issued as more information is made available.

For further information, please call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245), visit

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Elizabeth Huart, (514) 871-6119, (514) 887-6119 (cell.)

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