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…

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North America: $1 billion Mexico-Canada rail link proposed

By Noi Mahoney, American Shipper; October 15, 2020 Mexico-based Caxxor Group is seeking investors for a proposed North American trade…

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Canada, Manitoba: Churchill train travel on track

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press/Thompson Citizen; September 8, 2020 Manitoba’s chief public health officer has…

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Canada, Ontario and Quebec: VIA Rail Announces New Daily Frequencies in the Québec-Windsor Corridor

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 20, 2020: MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Due to the…

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Canada, Manitoba: Northern Manitoba First Nation protests VIA Rail over ticket access, fair treatment

By Lenard Monkman, CBC News; July 30, 2020 A northern Manitoba First Nation held a protest Wednesday night by the VIA…

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Canada, Manitoba – Line to Churchill needs more funding: owners

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 27, 2020 OTTAWA — The railway to Churchill needs even more government funding…

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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…

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Canada, Saskatchewan and Manitoba – Betsy Kennedy: Laying the tracks for future prosperity in the North

By Betsy Kennedy, Special to the National Post; July 7, 2020 The Bayline railroad has been a part of our…

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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, 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…

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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…

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Canada, Manitoba: Train with 13 people on board derails west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

By Megan Benedictson, Supervising Digital News Producer and Kayla Rosen, Editorial Producer, CTV News; December 31, 2019 WINNIPEG — A…

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Manitoba: Railway ‘back on track,’ poised for northern gain, say advocates

By Eric Westhaver, Flin Flon Reminder; August 26, 2019 Hope, change and making money – that was the general feeling…

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Manitoba: Efforts being made to repair rail line between Hudson Bay and Tisdale

By Angie Rolheiser, Northeast Now; August 7, 2019 Discussions are underway between the Hudson Bay Route Association (HBRA) and Canadian…

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Manitoba/Hudson Bay Railway: High gas prices spark Churchill, Arctic Gateway clash

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 31, 2019 OTTAWA — The Town of Churchill is accusing the new owners of…

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‘Start of a new normal’: First grain train since 2015 rolls into Churchill, Manitoba

By Dana Hatherly, CBC News; July 23, 2019 Residents in a northern Manitoba town rejoiced upon seeing the first grain…

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Supply shipments resume for Churchill, Manitoba after railway washout

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 10, 2019 OTTAWA — Winnipeg’s surface link to Nunavut is back in service, with…

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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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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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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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Saskatchewan and Manitoba: Closed railway could cut 200 miles on way to Churchill

By Jessica R. Durling, East Central Recorder; March 27, 2019 MISTATIM — The Tisdale east subdivision railway track was closed…

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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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Canadian rail rules derailed by American red tape

By: Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; February 8, 2019 OTTAWA — Transport Canada had no clue what items American freight trains…

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Manitoba: City of Thompson officially becomes Missinippi Rail partner at January 21 council meeting

By Kyle Darbyson, Thompson Citizen; January 23, 2019 At the tail end of 2018, residents of Churchill celebrated the return…

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Return of train to Churchill, Manitoba raised spirits — but mayor says fuel, food costs remain high

By Bryce Hoye, Reporter, CBC News; January 18, 2019 It’s been well over a month since the first passenger trains…

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