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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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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Investigation into VIA Rail Canada derailment near Moncton, New Brunswick continues, broken railway pieces sent for testing

By Alexander Quon, Online Producer/Reporter, Global News; April 8, 2019 The team of federal investigators examining the derailment of a…

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Transportation Safety Board issues warning after 2 VIA Rail Canada trains seriously damaged

By Blair Rhodes, CBC News; March 28, 2019 Canada’s transportation safety watchdog is issuing a warning after two Via passenger trains…

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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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Amherst, Nova Scotia pizza shop owner to breathe new life into 111-year-old train station for VIA Rail Canada passengers

By Jean Laroche, CBC News; February 13, 2019 A local pizza shop owner in Amherst, N.S., is buying the town’s…

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VIA Rail Canada reports its 4th consecutive ridership and revenue increase for Canada Day long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 9, 2018: MONTREAL, July 9, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Between June 28 and…

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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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Canada: VIA thankful for Thanksgiving ridership surge

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; October 13, 2017 VIA Rail Canada set ridership records over the…

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