Get on Board for Toronto with VIA Rail Canada Promotional Fares

May 09, 2003, 01:00 ET from Via Rail Canada Inc.

    TORONTO, May 9 /PRNewswire/ - VIA Rail Canada is pleased to show its
 support for Toronto by offering special fares for passengers travelling to
 Canada's largest city this coming long weekend. These special fares will apply
 to, one way or round trip, in all classes of service, where Toronto is the
 chosen destination.
     The "Get on Board for Toronto!" fares are currently available with the
 following provisions:
      - Valid for travel within the Windsor to Quebec City corridor, as well
        as for connections from/to VIA's Eastern and Western Transcontinental
        trains and Toronto;
      - Toronto must either be the final destination or the turnaround point
        (in a round trip itinerary);
      - Valid in all classes of service for travel commencing May 15-20
        inclusive (new tickets only);
      - No advance purchase required;
      - 50% off regular Adult fares, children 2-11 receive an additional 50%
        off discount in economy class or 25% discount in VIA 1 or sleepers;
      - Once issued, tickets are non-refundable but exchangeable during the
        period of validity of this sale for travel on the same travel plan;
      - Some restrictions apply;
      - Subject to space availability.
     Toronto is VIA Rail Canada's busiest station and in 2002 VIA helped bring
 over 1 million passengers to this world class destination. VIA is investing 10
 million-dollars in a station improvement project to upgrade and improve
 passenger services and facilities within Toronto Union Station.
     VIA Rail Canada is the national passenger rail service, connecting
 communities from coast to coast. VIA Rail offers several departures a day to
 Toronto from all major cities within the Windsor to Quebec City corridor. For
 more information on this special promotion, please visit
 Travellers can also make reservations with their travel agent or by calling
 VIA at 1-888-VIA-Rail (1-888-842-7245).

SOURCE Via Rail Canada Inc.