VIA offers CEO treatment for $149

    Company's Fall Marketing Campaign Targets Business Travellers

    MONTREAL, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada has just launched a
major 12-week fall marketing campaign targeting business travellers between
Montreal and Toronto and Ottawa and Toronto, featuring a $149 one way fare in
VIA 1. The promotion runs from September 10th to December 7th inclusively.
    VIA's campaign theme centers around the comfort of travelling in VIA 1
business class. VIA 1 passengers enjoy WI FI access in all stations and on
board, pre-boarding, full meal and beverage service, larger seating, ample
legroom and access to Panorama lounges at major stations in the Corridor.
    "We are committed to offering business travellers convenience,
reliability and personalized service," said Steve del Bosco, Chief Customer
Officer at VIA Rail.

    About VIA Rail

    For a complete listing of train departures, fares, or information
customers can visit VIA's website, or contact their travel agent.
Passengers can also book their tickets at VIA kiosks located in major Corridor
    As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is
to provide efficient, environmentally responsible and cost effective passenger
transportation services, both in Canada's busiest corridor and in remote and
rural regions of the country. VIA serves more than 450 communities with a
network of inter-city, transcontinental and regional trains. Demand continues
to grow as more Canadians turn to train travel as a safe and convenient travel

For further information:

For further information: Seychelle Harding, Corporate Communications,
VIA Rail Canada, (514) 871-6119

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