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Aug 27, 2014, 17:47 ET

Paul G. Smith leaves VIA Rail Canada's Board of Directors

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced this morning to the Minister of...

Aug 19, 2014, 11:22 ET

VIA Rail's New Accessible Cabin for Two Makes its Inaugural Trip from Vancouver on the Canadian

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) is proud to announce that the Canadian leaving Vancouver tonight will...

Aug 13, 2014, 12:38 ET

VIA Rail announces two exciting new products perfect for back-to-school

MONTRÉAL, Aug.13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada announces two new products just in time for back-to-school.  These new...

Jun 18, 2014, 15:55 ET

VIA Rail Canada Promotes Summer Youth Travel with an Unprecedented Offer: Unlimited Rail Travel From July 1st to August 31

Two Types of Passes Make it Easier and Affordable for Youth 12-25 to Visit Canada by Train This Summer MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ -...

Jan 10, 2014, 16:19 ET

VIA Rail: The Most Reliable Means of Transport This Holiday Season - 274,000 Passengers Travelled on VIA Rail Trains

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS For the period from December 18, 2013 to January 7, 2014 VIA Rail Network | Ridership: 274,462 passengers Departures: 1,195...

Sep 18, 2013, 13:55 ET

Collision between OC Transpo bus and VIA Rail train

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - At approximately 8:50AM this morning, an OC Transpo bus collided with VIA Rail train #51 (viarail.ca)...

Jul 11, 2013, 09:59 ET

The Ocean, which links Montréal to Halifax, now offers Wi-Fi on board - and it's popular!

MONTREAL, July 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - As of June 15, VIA Rail's long-haul train the Ocean has been equipped with the same Wi-Fi available to...

Jul 04, 2013, 16:42 ET

More than 70,000 passengers travelled with VIA Rail over Canada Day weekend

MONTREAL, July 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This Canada Day weekend, 70,275 passengers travelled on some 450 VIA Rail (viarail.ca) trains that ran...

Jun 14, 2013, 07:27 ET

/ C O R R E C T I O N from Source -- VIA Rail Canada/

In c8247 sent today at 1:14e a change occured in the title, it should have read ''VIA Rail and the Canadian Auto Workers union Reach Agreement:...

Jun 13, 2013, 09:17 ET

VIA Rail Makes Global Offer to the Canadian Auto Workers

Fair and reasonable offer should avoid a strike MONTREAL, June 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, VIA Rail Canada presented a global offer to...

Jun 11, 2013, 18:32 ET

VIA Rail comments on Transportation Safety Board of Canada report on train 92 accident

MONTREAL, June 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Earlier today, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) issued its investigation report on the derailment of...

Jun 10, 2013, 16:22 ET

VIA Rail plans to offer basic rail services in case of work stoppage - Talks are being pursued with the CAW union

MONTREAL, June 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada is currently in negotiations with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union. Today, the...

May 30, 2013, 08:51 ET

VIA Rail Canada publishes its 2013 First Quarter Financial Report

Ridership increases by 9.2% on most popular routes: Quebec City - Montréal - Ottawa - Toronto MONTREAL, May 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA...

Apr 05, 2013, 11:48 ET

VIA Rail Easter Results: Sweet

HIGHLIGHTS From Thursday, March 28th to Tuesday, April 2nd: ROUTES BETWEEN QUEBEC, MONTRÉAL, OTTAWA AND TORONTO | Increase in ridership of...

Mar 11, 2013, 17:00 ET

Coming Soon to a train near you...VIA Rail Announces On-board Entertainment

CBC/Radio-Canada, NFB and The Historica-Dominion Institute programming available on-board VIA Rail trains TORONTO, March 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ -...

Jan 09, 2013, 13:01 ET

VIA Rail Canada's Canadian Service Grows in Popularity over the Holiday Season

MONTREAL, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Between December 20th and January 6th, VIA Rail welcomed 14% more passengers than last year on its legendary...

Dec 29, 2012, 16:58 ET

Medical Emergency Onboard VIA Rail's Train number Two - Situation back to normal

MONTREAL, Dec. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - At approximately 5 a.m. this morning, train 2 which was travelling between Vancouver and Toronto was...

Nov 19, 2012, 18:56 ET

Amtrak partners with VIA Rail to add seats for Thanksgiving travel in U.S.

Provision of Canadian equipment reflects spirit of the holiday to connect friends and family in hurricane-impacted Northeast WASHINGTON, Nov....

Oct 30, 2012, 14:15 ET

Hurricane Sandy | VIA Rail Canada's trains are operating according to the regular schedule

MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada advises Canadian travelers that, today, its trains are operating according to the regular...

Oct 29, 2012, 12:42 ET

Hurricane Sandy - VIA Rail Canada maintains its services

MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada will operate according to regular schedules today, despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy,...