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, Alberta: Grizzly bears eating grain contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons

By Cathy Ellis, St. Albert Today; April 16, 2020 BANFF – Bears are feeding on contaminated grain and vegetation along the…

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Canada, Ontario: Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has a new boss

By BayToday Staff, Northern Ontario Business; April 7, 2020 It’s been a long time coming and a lot of behind-the-scenes…

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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, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway launching daily tribute to COVID-19 emergency workers

By Bryan Passifume, Toronto Sun; April 3, 2020 As part of the global movement to pay tribute to emergency workers…

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Canada, Ontario: Cochrane-Moosonee passenger rail service to be suspended April 7

By Staff, Northern Ontario Business; April 1, 2020 Passenger rail service on the Polar Bear Express is being temporarily suspended…

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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: Ontario Northland begins screening Polar Bear Express passengers

By Staff, Northern Ontario Business; March 30, 2020 Riders on the Polar Bear Express will undergo a “health check” prior…

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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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