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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...


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,...


Nov 02, 2009, 11:01 ET VIA Rail Canada to boost famed transcontinental train's accessibility and appeal

MONTREAL, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ - VIA Rail Canada today announced a $19.5 million program for the reconfiguration of 12 of the stylish stainless...


Oct 30, 2009, 15:44 ET VIA Rail Canada to boost famed transcontinental train's accessibility and appeal

MONTREAL, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ - VIA Rail Canada today announced a $19.5 million program for the reconfiguration of 12 of the stylish stainless...


Mar 05, 2004, 00:00 ET VIA RAIL CANADA INC. - All Canadian Service to Sarnia Beginning April 23, 2004

TORONTO, March 5 /PRNewswire/ - VIA Rail Canada is pleased to confirm the continuation of service between Sarnia and Toronto effective April 23,...


Oct 08, 2003, 01:00 ET Via Rail Canada corridor services your ticket to witness Cavalia - An equestrian fantasy - In the heart of Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Take part in Cavalia - an equestrian fantasy in the tradition of Cirque Du Soleil at its exclusive North American...


May 09, 2003, 01:00 ET Get on Board for Toronto with VIA Rail Canada Promotional Fares

TORONTO, May 9 /PRNewswire/ - VIA Rail Canada is pleased to show its support for Toronto by offering special fares for passengers travelling to...