OP-ED: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s rail line in danger of being dismantled

By Ted Bartlett, Cape Breton Post; September 10, 2019 Possibility provincial government not planning to renew subsidy beyond current fiscal…

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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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Special Canadian Series, Article 1 of 4: From jewel to afterthought

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 3 of 4: Fixing passenger rail

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 4 of 4: About Standing Still

By Fred Vallance-Jones, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article 4…

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Nova Scotia: Halifax council kills commuter rail proposal

By Zane Woodford, The Toronto Star; June 18, 2019 HALIFAX—One councillor’s commuter rail dream has been stopped dead in its…

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Canada: Combat boots make trip to mark 75th anniversary

By Meghan Balogh, The Kingston Whig Standard; May 20, 2019 A pair of black combat boots were placed on a…

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Close to 85,000 travellers choose VIA Rail Canada during Easter long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 25, 2019 HIGHLIGHTSApril 18–23, 2019 VIA Rail cross-Canada routes Most popular route: Ottawa…

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Canadian National suspends practice of laying materials between railway tracks

By Alexandra Mazur and Neil McArtney, Global News; March 28, 2019 CN Rail has confirmed to Global News that they…

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Transportation Safety Board issues warning after 2 VIA Rail Canada trains seriously damaged

By Blair Rhodes, CBC News; March 28, 2019 Canada’s transportation safety watchdog is issuing a warning after two Via passenger trains…

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‘It could have easily derailed’: VIA Rail insider on train accident near Debert, Nova Scotia

By Elizabeth McSheffrey, Reporter, Global News; March 25, 2019 No one was hurt when a passenger train stopped on the…

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No injuries as VIA Rail Canada train is damaged, halted by debris in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press, HalifaxToday.ca; March 20, 2019 HALIFAX — Via Rail says a Montreal-bound train was damaged Wednesday when…

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Amherst, Nova Scotia pizza shop owner to breathe new life into 111-year-old train station for VIA Rail Canada passengers

By Jean Laroche, CBC News; February 13, 2019 A local pizza shop owner in Amherst, N.S., is buying the town’s…

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No injuries after Via Rail Canada train goes off the tracks in Halifax, Nova Scotia, derails travel plans

By The Canadian Press, National Post; November 25, 2018 HALIFAX — Some passengers had their travel plans derailed when part…

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VIA Rail sets ridership record over August long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 9, 2018: HIGHLIGHTS From Thursday, August 2, to Tuesday, August 7, 2018:…

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OPINION: High-Speed Rail in Nova Scotia Will Make a Difference

By COLIN MITCHELL, The Chronicle Herald; August 7, 2018 Imagine this: You’re a fresh-faced software engineer working in Halifax, Nova…

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VIA Rail sets record for ridership over the holiday season

A press release from VIA Rail Canada: HIGHLIGHTS From December 18, 2017 to January 7, 2018: VIA RAIL CROSS-CANADA ROUTES…

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Nova Scotia: Halifax Explosion commemoration to recognize growing legend of railroad telegraph operator hero Vince Coleman

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press, National Post; December 4, 2017 HALIFAX — Exactly one century after he died, mustachioed…

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Exploding ships, relief trains and journalists in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Journalists key in sparking relief efforts after Halifax Explosion: researchers By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press, National Post; December 1,…

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Atlantic Canada: More VIA Rail Ocean train departures during the Holidays

A press release from VIA Rail Canada: MONTRÉAL, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Are you planning to travel to…

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