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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VIA Rail Canada: Best ridership performance in 11 years for May long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 23, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSMay 16 – 21, 2019 VIA Rail network Busiest day…

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VIA Rail Canada’s 2019 Annual Public Meeting

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 25, 2019: MONTRÉAL, April 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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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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Mexicans opt for train as way to explore Canada

From Riviera Maya News; April 23, 2019 Data shows the number of Mexicans visiting Canada continues to increase with Mexican…

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Additional Greenfield, Massachusetts trains coming in June

By Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer, April 3, 2019 BRATTLEBORO — Advocates for expanded rail travel to Brattleboro and eventually to…

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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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Passenger rail advocate calls VIA Rail Canada’s proposed Ontario-Quebec a ‘tourist train’ to the ‘hinterland’

By Adam Swimmer, Toronto Sun; March 17, 2019 An Ontario passenger rail advocate has called VIA Rail Canada’s proposed $4-billion…

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Family Day long Weekend: VIA Rail Canada’s ridership up 5%

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 21, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSFrom Thursday, February 14 to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 TOTAL NUMBER…

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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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VIA Rail Canada expects decision on new Ontario-Quebec rail line this year

From CBC News; January 8, 2019 Transport Canada is expected to approve or deny Via Rail’s multi-billion-dollar proposal to flesh…

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VIA Rail Canada ‘confident’ Ottawa will support new passenger rail lines following $1-billion purchase of new trains

By Bill Curry, The Globe And Mail; December 14, 2018 After this week’s purchase of nearly $1-billion worth of new…

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Canada: Bombardier CFO has ‘complete confidence’ in bond refinancing

By Paula Sambo and Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg, The Toronto Star; December 10, 2018 Bombardier Inc., the debt-laden manufacturer in the…

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New York State: RPI student credited with stopping runaway Amtrak rail cars

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; November 23, 2018 Stuyvesant It was a close call for hundreds of holiday travelers aboard…

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Amtrak train cars detach as passengers head to New York City ahead for Thanksgiving

From CBS News; November 21, 2018 NEW YORK — It was a frustrating and at times alarming Thanksgiving Eve for…

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Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail Canada investment plan

From Railway Gazette; November 15, 2018 CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to…

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Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q400 and flight training programs

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, The Daily Courier; November 8, 2018 MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will…

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Bombardier Transportation replaces president of Americas amid project delays

By The Canadian Press, Financial Post; October 29, 2018 Bombardier Transportation is bringing in a new president in charge of…

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100th anniversary: Fulfilling the dream of Montreal’s Mount Royal Tunnel

By Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette; October 21, 2018 It was a crazy idea, but one that shaped downtown Montreal and…

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Rail GD of New Richmond, Quebec to renovate VIA Rail Canada dining cars

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 10, 2018: NEW RICHMNOND, QC, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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Amtrak dome car repaired and back on the Adirondack

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; September 28, 2018 Rensselaer Amtrak’s “great dome” car, damaged during a trip on the passenger…

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Amtrak dome car that was to operate on Adirondack damaged in Maine

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; September 26, 2018 Rensselaer –  Amtrak’s “great dome car,” a glass-topped 1950s-era passenger rail car…

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Canada: Dozens choose death by train each year. Transit agencies are stepping up

By Michael Mui, StarMetro Vancouver, The Star; September 12, 2018 Dr. Antoon Leenaars recalls a patient who saw the same…

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A Very Busy Labour Day Long Weekend for VIA Rail Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 6, 2018 HIGHLIGHTS For the period of Thursday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 4, 2018 VIA Rail…

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