LONDON, ON, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada and Robert Q's Airbus announced today the launch of a new partnership which will create 8 daily options between Sarnia, London and Toronto from Monday to Friday, and five on Saturdays and Sundays. This partnership will make regional transportation for residents of Southwestern Ontario easier.
Robert Q now provides a scheduled ground transportation service from VIA Rail's train stations in London and Sarnia. Users are able to seamlessly book their joint train and bus trips on VIA Rail's in a single transaction.
"Travelers in London and Sarnia will benefit from more travel options provided by our partnership with Robert Q", said VIA Rail's Chief, Marketing and Sales Officer, Steve Del Bosco. "VIA Rail is pleased to partner with Robert Q, which is known for its reliability. VIA Rail's inter-modal strategy has a significant impact on the mobility of Canadians while being at the centre of an integrated network of different passenger carriers."
"We are delighted to partner with VIA Rail in the Sarnia and London market", said Robert Q's President, Nancy Woodworth. "By combining our services we want to offer more convenient connections to London and beyond. VIA Rail and Robert Q are responding to the community and recognize that integration is best the way to serve our customers."
About Robert Q's Airbus
Robert Q's Airbus has been serving Southwestern Ontario with ground service to Toronto Pearson Airport and Detroit Metro Airport for over 40 years. With 46 trips daily they are moving over 125,000 passengers per year along the 401 corridor. Although known for the airport service, they also offer intercity service between Sarnia and London. By staying focused on safety and service excellence they have been recognized with many industry awards. Visit them at robertq.com.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada (www.viarail.ca) has a mandate to provide Canadian travellers with safe, efficient, and cost-effective passenger transportation services in the country's two official languages. VIA operates intercity, regional and transcontinental train services linking 450 communities through its 12,500-kilometre network. Winner of the 2011 RAC Safety Award and the 2012 Baxter Travel Media's Agent's Choice Award as voted by Canadian travel agents for the 11th time in 12 years, VIA Rail safely transports more than four million passengers annually. In 2007, the Government of Canada invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow our transformation on viarail.ca/transformingVIA.
Backgrounder: VIA Rail and Robert Q partnership
SOURCE: VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
For further information:
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
VIA Rail Canada
514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787
Robert Q's Airbus
519 672-9025 ext. 300