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 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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VIA RAIL CANADA SELECTS SIEMENS CANADA TO REPLACE ITS QUÉBEC-WINDSOR CORRIDOR FLEET

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; December 12, 2018: Montréal, December 12, 2018 – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail)…

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Return of rail service means freedom for Churchill, Manitoba residents to head south for shopping, family visits

By Rachel Bergen, CBC News; December 09, 2018 Earlier this week, Churchill celebrated the arrival of the first visitors travelling…

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Churchill, Manitoba residents gather to see first passenger train in 18 months pull into town

By Rachel Bergen, CBC News; December 5, 2018 After 18 months without service, Churchill, Man., residents gathered to welcome the…

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VIA Rail Canada reports passenger growth for 11th consecutive quarter

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 30, 2018: • Ridership up 6.2% • Passenger Revenues up 5.1% Montréal,…

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Feds signal VIA Rail Canada is free to pick Siemens over Bombardier for new rolling stock fleet order

By Greg Quinn and Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg News; November 27, 2018 Justin Trudeau’s government said it won’t force state-owned Via…

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VIA Rail Canada service resumes in northern Manitoba, between Gillam and Churchill

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 26, 2018: MONTRÉAL, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail)…

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VIA Rail Canada’s not-to-be-missed Black Friday sale marking its 40th Anniversary

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 22, 2018: MONTRÉAL, Nov. 22, 2018 /CNW/ – Take advantage of the Black…

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Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail Canada investment plan

From Railway Gazette; November 15, 2018 CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to…

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Canadian Maritimes passenger train activist is ‘cold and lonely on the station platform’

From CBC News; November 7, 2018 A group that pushes for better passenger rail service is wondering what happened to…

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Citizen rail advocates see Canadian National takeover of Southwest Ontario line as trouble for VIA Rail Canada

From Wawa-News.com; November 7, 2018 As part of their observance of National Railway Day on November 7, the All Aboard…

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VIA Rail Canada and Legion invite Canadians to remember

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 31, 2018: OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – To mark the Remembrance…

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