MONTREAL, June 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada is pleased to
announce that as in previous summers, its bike trains are back! With
more departures and more destinations to choose from there are
thousands of kilometers of cycling paths waiting to be enjoyed. From
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Quebec City, London, Windsor to Jonquière or
Senneterre, VIA's Bike trains make it a simple and worry-free travel
First launched in the summer 2007, bike racks are now available
year-round on select VIA Rail departures. With increased baggage cars
operating over VIA's network including on the popular Ottawa -Toronto
route, customers and cyclists can now connect to even more cycling
destinations. Additionally, cyclists travelling to Toronto can
continue on to Niagara Falls with their bikes using GO Transit
"Whether you're a Sunday biker or a professional cyclist, taking your
bike on board with VIA Rail allows you to discover all the culture,
history and authenticity of these regions from a whole new
perspective," said Steve Del Bosco, VIA's Chief Marketing and Sales
Officer. "When you take the train and your bike not only are you
helping to reduce our carbon footprint, you can relax and have fun
getting there too."
From Quebec's extensive Route Verte (4300km), the Greater Niagara Circle
Route (140km), Ottawa's Capital Parkway Network (220km) to any of
Ontario's Waterfront Trails (900km), VIA's Bike Trains provide a
multitude of cycling destinations to choose from this summer.
To use the bike trains, customers simply check their bikes in at the
counter for a small fee. VIA staff handle the loading of the bikes and
hand them back to the customers on the platform at their destination.
For a full listing of VIA's Bike Train schedules visit http://www.viarail.ca/bike
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide efficient, more environmentally sustainable and
cost-effective passenger transportation, in the country's two official
languages. Every week VIA operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and
regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 kilometers
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
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