Canada, British Columbia/Alberta/Manitoba: VIA Rail Announces a Gradual Service Resumption in Western Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 20, 2020: MONTRÉAL, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

Continue Reading →

Canada, British Columbia: Proposed high-speed rail line could revolutionize travel in the Sea to Sky

By Brandon Barrett, Pique Newsmagazine, North Shore News; October 7, 2020 A high-speed rail line that would take passengers from…

Continue Reading →

Canada: VIA Rail Postpones the Service Resumption of The Canadian and The Ocean

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 25, 2020: MONTRÉAL, September 25, 2020 –As COVID-19 cases are currently on…

Continue Reading →

Canada, British Columbia: Rocky Mountaineer expecting it to take years to rebuild business battered by pandemic

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Vernon Morning Star; September 3, 2020 The president and CEO of the Rocky Mountaineer…

Continue Reading →

U.S./Canada: 9 Grand Railroad Hotels In North America And Why You Should Visit

By Cindy Barks; Travel Awaits; August 24, 2020 From beachside beauties to desert oases to mountaintop chateaus, historic railroad hotels…

Continue Reading →

Canada, British Columbia: Passengers slow to return to VIA Rail

By Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen; August 2, 2020 The VIA passenger train rolled out of the station in downtown…

Continue Reading →

Canada, British Columbia and Alberta: Rocky Mountaineer cancels 2020 season

By James Peters, CFJC Today; July 22, 2020 VANCOUVER — It’s a big blow to the Kamloops tourism sector. Rocky…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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,…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

Canada, Commentary – Chris Selley: Let’s kill The Canadian, surely the First World’s most dysfunctional train

Editor’s Note: While every effort is made to present a wide range of news and opinion articles on this website…

Continue Reading →

Canada: Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters block railway traffic in Ontario

By The Canadian Press, BNN Bloomberg; February 10, 2020 BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Protesters halted train travel along two of VIA Rail’s busiest…

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: Christmas Comes Early for Rocky Mountaineer with its New Rail Car Delivery

A press release from Rocky Mountaineer; December 12, 2019: Santa brings special gift in time for company’s 30th anniversary year…

Continue Reading →

Vancouver: ‘Foolish’ SkyTrain ‘surfer’ fined $115 for riding between train cars

By Simon Little, Global News; October 18, 2019 Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a man was fined Thursday after being…

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 →