Canada: VIA Rail Postpones the Service Resumption of The Canadian and The Ocean

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 25, 2020: MONTRÉAL, September 25, 2020 –As COVID-19 cases are currently on…

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U.S., New York – It’s Never Too Late: Need for Rail Connection from the Central Terminal to Niagara Falls

By Hank Olejniczak, Buffalorising.com; September 16, 2020 The government of Ontario has committed to bringing daily commuter rail utilizing the…

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Canada, Ontario: Sault MP wants his own closure on track maintenance subsidies for short-line railroader

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; September 4, 2020 Someone is going to be hauling steel and forest products between…

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Canada, Ontario: No funding, no rail service

By Northern Ontario Business Staff, SooToday.com; September 2, 2020 Montreal’s Genesee & Wyoming Canada announced that its northeastern Ontario short-line…

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Canada, Ontario: Polar Bear Express to run three days a week

By: Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Timminstoday,com; August 27, 2020 The Polar Bear Express will soon be running three times a week. Starting…

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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, Ontario: Passenger rail backer wants access to Ontario Northland’s business plan

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; July 30, 2020 Trying to get access to the nitty gritty details behind Queen’s…

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Canada, Ontario: Northern Policy Institute think tank criticized for report of Northern passenger rail service

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; July 21, 2020 A recently released Northern Policy Institute report suggests that regularly scheduled…

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Canada, Ontario: Northern outfitter calls for increased service of VIA Rail Budd Car train

By Kate Ruthford, CBC News; July 20, 2020 A lodge owner in northeastern Ontario says, as the province continues to…

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U.S., California: Bombardier signs contract with North County Transit District for the supply of BiLevel commuter rail cars

A press release from Bombardier Transportation and North County Transit District; July 16, 2020 Latest evolution of the popular BiLevel…

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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, Ontario: Infrastructure Bank making progress on VIA Rail line that would go through Peterborough

By Joelle Kovach, Reporter, The Peterborough Examiner; July 3, 2020 Discussions are ongoing in Ottawa over a multi-billion-dollar proposal from…

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Canada, Ontario: There won’t be an Agawa Canyon Tour Train this year

By Staff, SooToday.com; June 10, 2020 The Agawa Canyon Tour Train is cancelled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19,…

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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, 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: 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, 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: 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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