VIA Rail Canada: Best ridership performance in 11 years for May long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 23, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSMay 16 – 21, 2019 VIA Rail network Busiest day…

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Canada: Combat boots make trip to mark 75th anniversary

By Meghan Balogh, The Kingston Whig Standard; May 20, 2019 A pair of black combat boots were placed on a…

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Vote of Confidence From Canadians for VIA Rail Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 10, 2019: MONTRÉAL, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ – VIA Rail ranks amongst the most…

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VIA Rail Canada reports ridership and revenue increase for a fourth consecutive year

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 8, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSFrom January 1 to December 31, 2018 ALL TRAIN ROUTES…

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VIA Rail Canada’s 2019 Annual Public Meeting

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 25, 2019: MONTRÉAL, April 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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Close to 85,000 travellers choose VIA Rail Canada during Easter long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 25, 2019 HIGHLIGHTSApril 18–23, 2019 VIA Rail cross-Canada routes Most popular route: Ottawa…

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Mexicans opt for train as way to explore Canada

From Riviera Maya News; April 23, 2019 Data shows the number of Mexicans visiting Canada continues to increase with Mexican…

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VIA RAIL CANADA AND ALVÉOLE PARTNER TO HELP SAVE THE BEES

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 22, 2019: MONTRÉAL, April 22, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – To celebrate Earth Day,…

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Investigation into VIA Rail Canada derailment near Moncton, New Brunswick continues, broken railway pieces sent for testing

By Alexander Quon, Online Producer/Reporter, Global News; April 8, 2019 The team of federal investigators examining the derailment of a…

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Canadian Transport Minister Garneau announces appointments at VIA Rail Canada including new CEO

A press release from Transport Canada; March 29, 2019: OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of…

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Transportation Safety Board issues warning after 2 VIA Rail Canada trains seriously damaged

By Blair Rhodes, CBC News; March 28, 2019 Canada’s transportation safety watchdog is issuing a warning after two Via passenger trains…

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‘It could have easily derailed’: VIA Rail insider on train accident near Debert, Nova Scotia

By Elizabeth McSheffrey, Reporter, Global News; March 25, 2019 No one was hurt when a passenger train stopped on the…

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No injuries as VIA Rail Canada train is damaged, halted by debris in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press, HalifaxToday.ca; March 20, 2019 HALIFAX — Via Rail says a Montreal-bound train was damaged Wednesday when…

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Passenger rail advocate calls VIA Rail Canada’s proposed Ontario-Quebec a ‘tourist train’ to the ‘hinterland’

By Adam Swimmer, Toronto Sun; March 17, 2019 An Ontario passenger rail advocate has called VIA Rail Canada’s proposed $4-billion…

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‘He could have frozen to death’: British Columbia town calls on VIA Rail Canada to build shelter for passengers

By Courtney Dickson and Clare Hennig, CBC News; February 26, 2019 Each morning, staff at the Valemount Swiss Bakery are hard…

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Family Day long Weekend: VIA Rail Canada’s ridership up 5%

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 21, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSFrom Thursday, February 14 to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 TOTAL NUMBER…

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VIA RAIL CANADA’S FLEET REPLACEMENT PROGRAM: SIEMENS CANADA LAUNCHES PROCUREMENT PROCESS

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 15, 2019: Montréal, February 15, 2019 – As part of VIA RailCanada…

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‘If it gets me, it gets me’: the town where residents live alongside polar bears, and you can visit by riding VIA Rail Canada

By Kieran Mulvaney, The Guardian; February 13, 2019 Spend enough time in Churchill, and you will hear the stories. Of…

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The Canadian Council of the Blind bestows its 2019 President’s Award to VIA Rail Canada

A press release from The Canadian Council of the Blind; February 6, 2019 OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ – This year,…

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VIA Rail Canada Firmly Committed to Helping Achieve Universal Accessibility for all Canadians

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 6, 2019: OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) unveiled…

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VIA Rail Canada train evacuated after striking debris near Trenton, Ontario

From CBC News; February 2, 2019 A Via Rail train travelling between Toronto and Ottawa had to be evacuated after it struck debris…

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Riding Canada’s Skeena train: from Jasper to the Pacific

By Monisha Rajesh, The Guardian; January 23, 2019 Inhaling the sharp scent of fresh pine, I lean over the half-open…

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VIA Rail Canada increased revenues over the holiday season

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; January 10, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSDecember 18, 2018 to January 7, 2019: Revenues$21.1 million VIA Rail cross-Canada…

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VIA Rail Canada expects decision on new Ontario-Quebec rail line this year

From CBC News; January 8, 2019 Transport Canada is expected to approve or deny Via Rail’s multi-billion-dollar proposal to flesh…

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VIA Rail Canada ‘confident’ Ottawa will support new passenger rail lines following $1-billion purchase of new trains

By Bill Curry, The Globe And Mail; December 14, 2018 After this week’s purchase of nearly $1-billion worth of new…

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