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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Canada – Montréal-Ottawa: Full VIA Rail Weekday Service Starts Monday

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 21, 2020: MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail)…

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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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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…

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Canada: If Madrid and Barcelona can build a high-speed rail connection, why can’t Toronto and Montreal?

By Amir Barnea, Contributor, The Toronto Star; January 20, 2020 As a pair, Toronto and Montreal, Canada’s two largest cities,…

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VIA Rail Canada: Over 100,000 Passengers for Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 17, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday October 10 to Tuesday October 15, 2019 VIA Rail…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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Quebec: Gotta go? You’ll have to hold it (for up to five days) at this Montreal train station

By Tyler Dawson, National Post; October 3, 2019 Picture this: You’re commuting through Montreal, one of Canada’s great cities, and…

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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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Canada: Former CAQ MNA aims to launch overnight train service between Montreal and New York City

By René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette; August 21, 2019 The time is nigh for an overnight train between Montreal and New…

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Preclearance issues extend wait for rail service through Vermont to Montreal

By Alexandre Silberman, vtdigger.org; August 15, 2019 BURLINGTON — The upcoming Canadian federal election has derailed efforts to establish a…

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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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Canadian National and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

A press release from Canadian National Railway; August 8, 2019: MONTREAL, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR)…

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Bombardier to burn through $500 million in cash this year amid efforts to get rail division back on track

By Emily Jackson, Financial Post; August 1, 2019 Bombardier Inc. shares nosedived after it lowered its financial forecasts for the…

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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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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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