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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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, 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 – 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: 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: 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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U.S., New York: Senator Charles Schumer urges Canada to move train inspections to Niagara Falls, New York

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News; January 13, 2020 The Niagara Falls Amtrak station opened in 2016 with space…

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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, Ontario: Is there a subsidy in the cards for the Huron Central Railway?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; December 3, 2019 U.S. federal regulators have approved the sale of short-line railroader Genesee…

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