Visit Canada this summer at low cost - Via Rail is offering a wide-scale
promotion on any combination of trips and classes of service!

MONTREAL, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada announced today that for the second time in less than a year, during the entire week of April 19 to 25, it will be offering 60% off the regular fare for ticket reservations anywhere along its network, including all classes (Economy, Business, Sleeping cars).

Customers making reservations for trips taking place between April 22, 2010, and July 31, 2010, will get a 60% rebate. To be eligible for this discount, the tickets must be purchased no later than Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time).

"Following the success of a similar offer in July 2009, we are pleased to be able to offer this wide-scale repeat promotion within the same twelve-month period" stated Marc Laliberté, President and Chief Executive Officer at VIA. "This offer arrives just in time for the summer period. We hope this will allow Canadians to better enjoy their vacations and make it easier for them to travel".

"At VIA, our highest concern is for our customers" added Mr. Laliberté, concluding that "This offer is our way of wishing them Bon voyage".

The number of seats available under this promotion is limited and some other conditions apply. For more information about this offer, or to reserve tickets, customers are welcome to visit our web site at For all questions, customers can contact VIA at 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or at 1 800 268-9503 (for the hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective passenger transportation, in both official languages. Every week, VIA operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre 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 airports.

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

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

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