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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‘He could have frozen to death’: British Columbia town calls on VIA Rail Canada to build shelter for passengers

By Courtney Dickson and Clare Hennig, CBC News; February 26, 2019 Each morning, staff at the Valemount Swiss Bakery are hard…

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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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VIA RAIL CANADA’S FLEET REPLACEMENT PROGRAM: SIEMENS CANADA LAUNCHES PROCUREMENT PROCESS

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 15, 2019: Montréal, February 15, 2019 – As part of VIA RailCanada…

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Opinion from Vancouver: Passengers, tourism, must be considered in railroad discussions

By Steve Sammut, Vancouver Sun; February 14, 2019 With the May 2018 amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, the Canadian…

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‘If it gets me, it gets me’: the town where residents live alongside polar bears, and you can visit by riding VIA Rail Canada

By Kieran Mulvaney, The Guardian; February 13, 2019 Spend enough time in Churchill, and you will hear the stories. Of…

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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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The Canadian Council of the Blind bestows its 2019 President’s Award to VIA Rail Canada

A press release from The Canadian Council of the Blind; February 6, 2019 OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ – This year,…

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VIA Rail Canada Firmly Committed to Helping Achieve Universal Accessibility for all Canadians

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 6, 2019: OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) unveiled…

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Canadian railroads re-write drug policies for workers in light of cannabis legalization

By Erik White, CBC News; February 1, 2019 As of Feb. 1, Go Train drivers in southern Ontario are forbidden…

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VIA Rail Canada train evacuated after striking debris near Trenton, Ontario

From CBC News; February 2, 2019 A Via Rail train travelling between Toronto and Ottawa had to be evacuated after it struck debris…

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Riding Canada’s Skeena train: from Jasper to the Pacific

By Monisha Rajesh, The Guardian; January 23, 2019 Inhaling the sharp scent of fresh pine, I lean over the half-open…

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Return of train to Churchill, Manitoba raised spirits — but mayor says fuel, food costs remain high

By Bryce Hoye, Reporter, CBC News; January 18, 2019 It’s been well over a month since the first passenger 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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Transport Canada calls on railroads to revise work/rest rules

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 27, 2018 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau has ordered the nation’s railroads to revise their…

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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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Bombardier’s New Jersey Transit Win Softens ‘Astonishing’ Blow in Canada

By Frederic Tomesco and Oliver Sachgau, Bloomberg; December 12, 2018 Bombardier Inc. got a split decision in its accelerated push…

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Return of rail service means freedom for Churchill, Manitoba residents to head south for shopping, family visits

By Rachel Bergen, CBC News; December 09, 2018 Earlier this week, Churchill celebrated the arrival of the first visitors travelling…

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Churchill, Manitoba residents gather to see first passenger train in 18 months pull into town

By Rachel Bergen, CBC News; December 5, 2018 After 18 months without service, Churchill, Man., residents gathered to welcome the…

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VIA Rail Canada reports passenger growth for 11th consecutive quarter

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 30, 2018: • Ridership up 6.2% • Passenger Revenues up 5.1% Montréal,…

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Unconfirmed report: VIA Rail Canada chooses German firm Siemens – and not Bombardier – for massive train fleet contract

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; November 27, 2018 Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via…

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