Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway purchases full control of Detroit River Rail Tunnel

By Dave Battagello, Windsor Star; October 16, 2020 Canadian Pacific Railway announced Friday it has purchased full control of Windsor’s…

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Canada, Ontario and Quebec: VIA Rail Announces New Daily Frequencies in the Québec-Windsor Corridor

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 20, 2020: MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Due to the…

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Canada: Latest VIA Rail Operations Update

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 9, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 9, 2020 /CNW/ – Due to an increase in…

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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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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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Trans-border: Could passenger train service between Detroit and Toronto reopen?

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; April 1, 2019 There hasn’t been passenger rail connecting Detroit and Toronto since the late…

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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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Ontario: VIA, buses, highways to be included in new high-speed rail study

By Heather Rivers, The London Free Press; November 21, 2018 The plan for a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail corridor is taking…

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Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail Canada investment plan

From Railway Gazette; November 15, 2018 CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to…

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California: North Bay’s SMART rail line grapples with challenges as it rolls into second year

By KEVIN FIXLER, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT; November 3, 2018 As the North Bay’s commuter rail line moves into its second…

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New England: ConnDOT finishes Hartford Line track project

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; September 26, 2018 HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has completed four…

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California: SMART to begin work on extension of commuter rail to Windsor

By KEVIN FIXLER, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, September 19, 2018 The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit board of directors Wednesday authorized spending…

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VIA Rail Canada Announces Trainset Manufacturers Participating in the RFP for its Québec City-Windsor Corridor Fleet

A press release from VIA Rail Canada: June 18, 2018: MONTREAL, June 18, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada…

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Despite New CTrail Commuter Line, Rail Upgrades Lag North Of Hartford, Connecticut

By Rebecca Lurye, Reporter, Hartford Courant; June 12, 2018 While the new Hartford Line will roll through several modern train…

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VIA Rail replacing core fleet with trains capable of using electric and diesel power

By Bill Curry; The Globe And Mail; March 19, 2018 Via Rail will use its first new train procurement in…

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VIA Rail won’t require minimum Canadian content for its new trains

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press; National Post; March 19, 2018 MONTREAL — Via Rail won’t establish minimum content requirements…

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VIA Rail’s fleet to be replaced in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor

A press release from Transport Canada; March 19, 2018: ETOBICOKE, ON, March 19, 2018 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is…

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Canadian federal budget approves new fleet of trains for VIA Rail, but dedicated tracks still under study

By Brian Platt; National Post; February 28, 2018 OTTAWA — Via Rail is finally getting funding to replace its aging…

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VIA Rail Canada misses stop, send passengers by cab to final destination

From CBC News Windsor; January 23, 2018 A Via Rail passenger heading to Chatham ultimately got to her final destination…

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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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