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VIA Rail announces service changes in response to COVID-19

VIA Rail Canada has announced it will scale back service, starting March 23, in response to COVID-19.
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VIA suspends Canadian and Ocean operations, reduces Quebec City-Windsor corridor by 50%

VIA Rail Canada has announced the suspension of select routes as well as the reduction of many others in its ongoing efforts to “help minimize the risk of contamination” in the wake of coronavirus.
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VIA Rail says most services will be back in operation March 3

VIA Rail says most of its services will be progressively back in operation as of Tuesday, March 3 including between Toronto-Montréal and Toronto-Ottawa, now that the weeks-long rail blockade is coming to an end.
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VIA Rail unable to resume partial service in Eastern Canada, B.C. blockades expected to come down

Although confirming earlier this week that it had obtained authorization from CN Rail to resume partial and regular service between key travel corridors, VIA Rail has announced that it has “no choice” but to continue the cancellation of its services.
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VIA Rail service will resume in Southwestern Ontario on Feb. 20

After announcing yesterday that it would be resuming partial service between Quebec City-Montreal-Ottawa, VIA Rail has gone one step further to resume service in all of Southwestern Ontario.
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Partial VIA Rail service to resume between Quebec City and Ottawa

VIA Rail is set to resume partial service between Quebec City-Montreal-Ottawa as nationwide protests continue over a British Columbia pipeline project.
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“No other option”: VIA Rail cancels most services until further notice

VIA Rail has cancelled most of its services until further notice due to ongoing disruption on the rail lines.
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More cancellations for VIA Rail Toronto-Montreal & Toronto-Ottawa

TORONTO — A protest blocking the rail tracks near Belleville, ON is impacting VIA Rail’s service between Montreal and Toronto, and between Ottawa and Toronto, two of VIA Rail’s busiest routes.
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A Cruise on Rails – The Canadian

A Cruise on Rails Traveling aboard VIA Rail’s iconic train the Canadian has long been a bucket list item for many Canadians. It welcomes thousands of visitors every year from around the world, eager to discover Canada’s unique landscapes. This is more than train ride, it’s a journey. The Itinerary Taking travelers from downtown Toronto […]
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Business Class for leisure travel? Why not!

With what the future holds for passenger train travel in Canada, savvy travelers will want to be front line and center. Starting in 2022, VIA Rail will start rolling out its brand new fleet all across the Québec City – Windsor Corridor. With a scheduled completion of 2024, VIA is on its way to leading […]
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