Hurricane Sandy - VIA Rail Canada maintains its services

Oct 29, 2012, 12:42 ET from VIA RAIL CANADA INC.

MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada will operate according to regular schedules today, despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which is being forecasted by Environment Canada in the Maritimes, the Province of Quebec and Ontario. However, unforeseen circumstances caused by the Hurricane may disrupt schedules. VIA Rail advises caution when traveling and invites Canadians to visit or dial 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842 7245) for more information regarding VIA Rail's schedules or to book a train ticket.

VIA Rail's partner in the U.S., Amtrak, cancelled its trains today on the Montréal-New York route, and the train from Toronto to NYC that left this morning at 8:20 a.m. will only go as far as Albany, New York.

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As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's ( mandate is to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective passenger transportation in the country's two official languages. VIA operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometer route network. Recipient of the RAC's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted on by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media, VIA safely transports over four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has provided VIA Rail with nearly one billion dollars in capital investment funding. Follow the evolution of current projects at

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