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: 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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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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Opinion: Canadian Pacific aims to become transcontinental once again

By Alan Freeman, iPolitics.ca; November 28, 2019 At first glance, it looks like one of the strangest business deals of…

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Canadian Pacific Railway to acquire railway that owns tracks involved in Lac-Megantic disaster

From The Canadian Press, Ottawamatters.com; November 21, 2019 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has entered into a US$130-million deal to acquire…

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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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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: Highest ridership results in ten years for labour day long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 6, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday, August 29 to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 VIA Rail…

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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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Canadian National Railway Announces Strategic Acquisition from CSX in the State of New York

A press release from CN; August 29, 2019: CN to acquire Massena Rail Line MONTREAL, Aug. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)…

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Canada to fund rehab of Gaspesie railway link

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 28, 2019 Infrastructure Canada announced this week that it will spend CA$45.8 million to rehabilitate…

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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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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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