VIA Rail Canada unveils new Prestige Class for the Canadian Plus new business cars

MONTRÉAL — VIA Rail Canada has unveiled the full range of new train car equipment that is part of the government’s $1 billion investment in new infrastructure.

The event took place at Rendez-vous Canada in Vancouver, the country’s definitive travel industry event.

The cars shown to over 1,000 members of the North American and international travel industry include the Canadian’s new Prestige Class Sleeper; new and renovated cars including Dining, Manor, Château, Park, Skyline and Economy; and the recently inaugurated Business Class cars used on the popular Corridor route between Québec City and Windsor.

The Prestige Sleeper Class provides a new level of comfort and service for travellers on the Canadian, one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Highlights of Prestige Class include: personalized dedicated service by the Prestige Concierge; a spacious cabin (50% larger than the current cabin for two in Sleeper Plus class); large windows (60% larger than the window in the Sleeper Plus cabin for two); private washroom with shower; flat-screen TV with video selection; minibar stocked with a selection of beverages and more.