Canada, Ontario: COVID-19 reduces Ontario Northland service

From CBC News; March 23, 2020 Ontario Northland says it’s making changes to its rail and motor coach service due…

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Canada: CP Rail employees were told not to self-isolate after vacation until federal officials stepped in

By Joel Dryden, CBC News; March 21, 2020 After a week of asserting its employees should not be subject to…

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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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Canada: Behind CN, CP’s quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada’s vital goods moving

By Ashley Burke, CBC News; February 25, 2020 Quiet talks brokered by a government desperate to stop a growing economic…

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Canada: $850 million worth of manufactured goods are ‘sitting idle’ every day that rail lines are blocked

By Sam McGriskin, The Post Millennial.; February 26, 2020 Blockades across the country continue to put a halt on the…

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Canada: Update On VIA Rail’s Services

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 26, 2020: MONTREAL, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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Canada: VIA Rail’s Ocean to Resume Service on Friday

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 24, 2020: MONTREAL, Feb. 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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International: The 7 Most Delicious Train Rides in the World

By Chris Dwyer, Robb Report; February 24, 2020 It’s hardly breaking news that long-haul airline food makes you lose the…

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Canada – ‘The barricades need to come down now’: Trudeau says he can no longer wait for negotiations on rail protests

By Ryan Tumilty, National Post; February 21, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Friday that crippling rail blockades must end…

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Canada – Bombardier tried – and failed – to play consolidator’s role in trains: CEO

By Frédéric Tomesco, Montreal Gazette; February 20, 2020 Bombardier Inc. opted to quit the train business after exploring acquisitions that…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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Canada: VIA Rail passenger trains resuming service in London, across Southwestern Ontario

By Staff, The London Free Press; February 20, 2020 Passenger train service is returning to Southwestern Ontario Thursday, a week…

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Canada: VIA Rail lays off temporarily as blockades drag on

By The Canadian Press, Calgary Herald; February 19, 2020 MONTREAL — Via Rail says it is temporarily laying off 1,000…

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Canada: Alstom values Bombardier’s rail unit at just under $7-billion, board discussing purchase: sources

By Maya Nikolaeva and Allison Lampert, Reuters, Financial Post; February 12, 2020 PARIS/MONTREAL — Alstom’s board will meet late on…

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