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: 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: Update On VIA Rail’s Services

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 26, 2020: MONTREAL, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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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: 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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Rolling through Ontario’s autumn colours on The Canadian

By Pat Brennan, Toronto Star, Brampton Guardian; August 22, 2019 The Canadian, Via Rail’s transcontinental passenger train, now pulls out…

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How a train trip across Canada helped me heal

By Sarah Pledge Dickson, The Globe And Mail; July 2, 2019 Fed-up with school and living in a dorm room…

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Riding the Canadian rails: 2 experiences on different tracks

By TravelSquire Staff, Ladders; June 21, 2019 “All aboard,” announces the service manager, and we’re off from Vancouver. Making our…

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VIA Rail Canada at 40: Four decades of cuts, heartbreak and lost opportunities

By Staff, Bay Today; October 28, 2018 Forty years ago Monday, VIA Rail Canada was born as an operating railway…

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VIA Rail Canada train chronically late: Rail advocates

By Staff, The Sudbury Star; October 22, 2018 Despite twice lengthening its trip length and agreeing to cut out one…

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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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VIA Rail Canada modifies the schedule of the Canadian between Toronto and Vancouver

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; June 22, 2018: PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Jun. 22, 2018, 05:42 PM MONTREAL,…

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VIA Rail Canada cancels two Canadian departures

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 25, 2018: MONTRÉAL, May 25, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail announces today the…

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VIA Rail Canada apologizes to passengers as The Canadian delay reaches 45 hours

By Josee St-Onge, CBC News; May 24, 2018 VIA Rail is apologizing to its passengers, who are currently on a…

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VIA Rail Canada awards $46 million contract to Cad Railway Industries for renovation of 25 train cars

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 10, 2018: MONTREAL, April 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has…

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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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The Canadian on Christmas Day: Residents of Spy Hill, Saskatchewan lauded for helping passengers on frozen train

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; December 26, 2017 SPY HILL, Sask. — Tributes are pouring in from across Canada…

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