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: 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, 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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Canada: Christmas Comes Early for Rocky Mountaineer with its New Rail Car Delivery

A press release from Rocky Mountaineer; December 12, 2019: Santa brings special gift in time for company’s 30th anniversary year…

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Vancouver: ‘Foolish’ SkyTrain ‘surfer’ fined $115 for riding between train cars

By Simon Little, Global News; October 18, 2019 Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a man was fined Thursday after being…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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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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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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Special Canadian Series, Article 2 of 4: Beautiful views-unreliable schedule

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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Pacific Northwest: Portland to Vancouver in two hours – by high-speed rail

By Chris McGinnis, Seattlepi.com; July 18, 2019 As California plods along with planning for an intra-state high-speed rail network –…

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British Columbia Track to the Future: Advocates Want to Bring Passenger Rail Back to the Fraser Valley

By Christopher Cheung, The Tyee; July 5, 2019 A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and…

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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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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Canada and U.S. agree to expand preclearance options for travellers, goods

By The Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen; June 21, 2019 OTTAWA — A new agreement between Canada and the United States…

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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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This might be the most luxurious way to experience the Rocky Mountains

By Coleman Molnar, Canada.com; May 23, 2019 In Western Canada, the private luxury train company the Rocky Mountaineer traces a…

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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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