Canada: Latest VIA Rail Operations Update

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 9, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 9, 2020 /CNW/ – Due to an increase in…

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Canada: Continued Interruption of VIA Rail Services Leads to Temporary Layoffs

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 8, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 8, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As the COVID-19…

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Canada, Saskatchewan and Manitoba – Betsy Kennedy: Laying the tracks for future prosperity in the North

By Betsy Kennedy, Special to the National Post; July 7, 2020 The Bayline railroad has been a part of our…

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Canada, Ontario: Infrastructure Bank making progress on VIA Rail line that would go through Peterborough

By Joelle Kovach, Reporter, The Peterborough Examiner; July 3, 2020 Discussions are ongoing in Ottawa over a multi-billion-dollar proposal from…

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North, Central and South America: Seven train trips through the Americas, from Canada to Peru

By Tim Pile, South China Morning Post; July 3, 2020 From luxurious tourist trains to sugar-cane railways, heritage steam lines…

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Canada: SISCOG Study Touts VIA Rail

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 25, 2020 Software company SISCOG has released a case study that…

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Canada: VIA Rail Committed to Follow the Way Towards a More Accessible and Inclusive Future

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; June 25, 2020: MONTRÉAL, June 25, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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Canada – Five Million Passengers Chose VIA Rail in 2019: A Record Ridership in Three Decades

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; June 23, 2020: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANNUAL REPORTFrom January 1 to December 31,…

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Canada: Siemens Mobility Appoints Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as Canadian CEO

From Business Wire, Calgary Herald; May 20, 2020 OAKVILLE, Ontario — Siemens Mobility announces the appointment of Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as…

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Canada, British Columbia: At least $326 Million to get trains running on Island again: report

By Carla Wilson, Times Colonist; April 28, 2020 A condition assessment of the Island Rail Corridor estimates that costs to…

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Canada, Nova Scotia: How to Take an Epic Train Trip Through Eastern Canada

By Colleen Kinder, AFAR; April 16, 2020 The Ocean train is one of the best ways to explore the provinces—New…

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Canada: VIA Rail extends suspension of The Canadian and Price Rupert-Prince George-Jasper route until June 1, 2020

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 6, 2020: MONTRÉAL, April 6, 2020 –In light of the continued expansion…

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Canada: VIA Rail lays out new COVID-19 inspection process for travellers

By Sarah Turnbull, CTVNews.ca Producer, CTV News; March 30, 2020 OTTAWA — Via Rail is elaborating on how it plans…

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Canada, Ontario: ‘In 30 years … this is the worst I’ve seen’: Smiths Falls, Perth travel agencies reeling over coronavirus crisis

By Desmond Devoy, Smiths Falls Record News; March 19, 2020 There are as many as 60 cancellation files sitting on…

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Canada: VIA Rail reducing service amid COVID-19 pandemic

From CBC News; March 19, 2020 Via Rail has announced it is halting some routes, as well as extending some previous cancellations,…

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Canada: Latest VIA Rail Update In Response To COVID-19

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; March 15, 2020: MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – To support the ongoing…

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Canada: VIA Rail suspends the Canadian and Ocean routes because of COVID-19

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; March 13, 2020: MONTRÉAL, March 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – In light of…

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Canada: Does VIA Rail’s survival depend on a new route through Ontario and Quebec?

By Mike De Souza and Megan Robinson, Global News; March 11, 2020 Less than 20 years ago, intercity commuters leaving…

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Canada: VIA Rail said lengthy delays on its flagship train were an international ‘embarrassment’

By Mike De Souza and Megan Robinson, Global News; March 10, 2020 In 1950, a passenger rail trip from Toronto…

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Canada: Security logs show rise in anger and violence on Via Rail’s Western Canadian trains

By Mike De Souza and Megan Robinson, Global News; March 9, 2020 It was around 2 a.m. on a summer…

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Canada: VIA Rail service resumes on most routes following weeks of disruption

From CBC News; March 7, 2020 Via Rail Canada says full service has resumed on most of its routes on…

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Canada: $63 million lost each week; grain producers reel as blockades clog supply chains

By Naomi Powell, National Post; February 26, 2020 Rail blockades are upending Canadian meat and grain supply chains, pushing storage…

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