Canada: If Madrid and Barcelona can build a high-speed rail connection, why can’t Toronto and Montreal?

By Amir Barnea, Contributor, The Toronto Star; January 20, 2020 As a pair, Toronto and Montreal, Canada’s two largest cities,…

Continue Reading →

Canada: I ate 11 meals prepared in a tiny train kitchen during a 4-day journey across Canada, and I was blown away by how delicious they all were

By Rachel Askinasi, Insider; January 7, 2020 I spent four days — and ate 11 meals — onboard VIA Rail’s…

Continue Reading →

Canada: VIA Rail goes cashless, leaving some consumers in the lurch

By Rachael D’Amore, Global News, December 3, 2019 Canadians relying on Via Rail to get home for the holidays may…

Continue Reading →

Opinion: The people VIA Rail Canada is leaving behind

By Stephen Maher, MacLean’s; November 27, 2019 At the end of October, Via Rail announced that it would only accept…

Continue Reading →

Ontario: Time to move on regional transportation plan, experts say

By Trevor Terfloth, The London Free Press; November 8, 2019 As advocates await the province’s promised new Southwestern Ontario transportation…

Continue Reading →

VIA Rail Canada: Over 100,000 Passengers for Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 17, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday October 10 to Tuesday October 15, 2019 VIA Rail…

Continue Reading →

Ontario: Train collision holds up Ottawa-bound passengers

From CBC News; September 6, 2019 Passengers aboard an Ottawa-bound Via Rail train were delayed more than three hours Thursday night after their…

Continue Reading →

VIA Rail Canada: Highest ridership results in ten years for labour day long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 6, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday, August 29 to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 VIA Rail…

Continue Reading →

VIA Rail Canada: Revenues and ridership up for Q2 2019

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 30, 2019: HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 6.4% Passenger Revenues up 4.9% Funding for…

Continue Reading →

Rolling through Ontario’s autumn colours on The Canadian

By Pat Brennan, Toronto Star, Brampton Guardian; August 22, 2019 The Canadian, Via Rail’s transcontinental passenger train, now pulls out…

Continue Reading →

Another successful August long weekend for VIA Rail Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 9, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday August 1 to Tuesday August 6, 2019 VIA Rail…

Continue Reading →

Special Canadian Series, Article 1 of 4: From jewel to afterthought

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

Continue Reading →

Special Canadian Series, Article 2 of 4: Beautiful views-unreliable schedule

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

Continue Reading →

Special Canadian Series, Article 3 of 4: Fixing passenger rail

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

Continue Reading →

Special Canadian Series, Article 4 of 4: About Standing Still

By Fred Vallance-Jones, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article 4…

Continue Reading →

Is Train Travel Your Next Adventure?

By Celina Colby, Exhale Lifestyle; August 7, 2019 Train travel may seem like an old-school, fanciful idea. Something your grandmother…

Continue Reading →

10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

Continue Reading →

VIA Rail Canada’s case for major rail project better without Montreal-Quebec leg, according to federal document

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press, National Post; July 28, 2019 OTTAWA — Via Rail’s business case for a multibillion-dollar…

Continue Reading →

Canadian Editorial: Ottawa’s romance with train travel, and how much it could cost you

An Editorial Opinion From The Globe And Mail; July 29, 2019 The construction of a railway line that linked the…

Continue Reading →

British Columbia: All A’bored: Riding the Sweet, But So Slow, Skeena Train

By Amanda Follett Hosgood, Today | TheTyee.ca; July 16, 2019 “Mommy, I’m booored.” My daughter’s wail comes like a whistle announcing the passenger…

Continue Reading →

VIA Rail Canada: Busiest Canada Day weekend of the last 10 years

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 9, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday June 27, 2019 – Wednesday July 3, 2019 VIA…

Continue Reading →

How a train trip across Canada helped me heal

By Sarah Pledge Dickson, The Globe And Mail; July 2, 2019 Fed-up with school and living in a dorm room…

Continue Reading →

Stretch of train ride to Churchill, Manitoba cancelled due to track defects, further delays likely

From CTV News Winnipeg; July 1, 2019 Track defects led to disruptions of passenger train service to a tourism hub…

Continue Reading →

Strong private-sector interest in VIA Rail’s planned expansion, says Canada Infrastructure Bank CEO

By Bill Curry, The Globe And Mail; June 25, 2019 Canada Infrastructure Bank chief executive officer Pierre Lavallée says there…

Continue Reading →