VIA Salutes the Fountain of "Youth"



    Introducing Youth Fare to anyone 18 - 25

    MONTREAL, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada is pleased to announce the
introduction of a new Youth Fare that recognizes the many grades in a
student's life. Whether taking a year off between studies, a recent graduate,
or a part-time student, VIA realizes that savings still matter to a group of
travellers that are ready to travel on a moments notice. The new Youth Fare
provides the flexibility of last minute booking while taking advantage of
savings and fare discounts available with VIA throughout the year.
    VIA's new Youth Fare is available until January 31, 2008, to individuals
between the ages of 18 and 25 inclusive and provides travellers with discounts
off the regular adult fare:

    
    -   25% discount in Comfort class (economy)
    -   10% discount in sleeper class (including Totem and Totem Deluxe
        classes)
    -   10% discount on Canrailpass, Corridorpass, and the North America Rail
        pass
    

    In addition to these savings the new Youth Fare is fully flexible. No
advance purchase or special booking class is necessary and no service charges
will be applied to changes made to tickets. To take advantage of this new fare
photo ID with proof of age is required at the time of ticket purchase and must
also be presented on board the train upon request.
    In addition to VIA's new Youth fare which is available to all travellers
between the ages of 18-25, VIA offers a wide range of products and services to
full-time students attending Canadian secondary or post-secondary
institutions. For more information on the ISIC Card (International Student
Identity Card), recognized around the world and other products and fares,
visit VIA's dedicated website at viacampus.ca.

    For a complete listing of train departures, fares, or information
customers can also call 1888 VIA-RAIL (842-7245), TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing
impaired), visit VIA's website viarail.ca, or contact your travel agent.
Passengers can also book their tickets at VIA kiosks located in major Corridor
stations.

    VIA Rail Canada is the national passenger rail service, connecting some
450 communities from coast to coast. Demand for VIA's rapid inter-city
services in the Québec City-Windsor Corridor has grown in recent years, as
more Canadians turn to train travel as a hassle-free and cost-efficient
alternative to congested roads and airports.





For further information:

For further information: VIA Media Contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky,
Corporate Communications, (416) 956-7683, catherine_kaloutsky@viarail.ca; Mara
McCallen, Marketing, (613) 288-1992, mara_mccallen@viarail.ca


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