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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Government of Canada takes next steps to further explore VIA Rail’s High Frequency Rail proposal in the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor

A press release from Transport Canada; June 25, 2019: PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ – A modernized passenger rail system…

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Infrastructure Bank to support VIA Rail Canada’s expansion plans through Quebec and Ontario

By Bill Curry, The Globe And Mail; June 24, 2019 On the eve of a federal election and after years…

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Riding the Canadian rails: 2 experiences on different tracks

By TravelSquire Staff, Ladders; June 21, 2019 “All aboard,” announces the service manager, and we’re off from Vancouver. Making our…

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Documents show federal push for infrastructure bank to back VIA Rail Canada project

By The Canadian Press, News 1130 City News; June 7, 2019 OTTAWA — Federal officials are pushing the Canadian Infrastructure…

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Off the beaten path – discovering VIA Rail Canada’s adventure routes

From Travelweek Group; June 3, 2019 Canada has so much to offer when it comes to experiencing nature and VIA…

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Q1 2019: VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; June 3, 2019: HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility…

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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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