April 8, 2015

VIA Rail resumes Train Services between Toronto and Winnipeg

Train #2 will depart from Vancouver on April 10
Train #1 will depart from Toronto on April 11

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announces that as of April 10, passenger rail service between Toronto and Winnipeg will resume. “As the summer approaches and with one more departure each way - starting May 1st and until mid-October - this news is very welcomed by our passengers, the travel industry and our employees” said Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and CEO of VIA Rail.

1.     The next westbound departure out of Toronto (Train #1) will be on Saturday, April 11 at 10 p.m. The train will arrive in Winnipeg on Monday, April 13 and in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 15.

2.     Passengers booked on the eastbound Canadian departing Vancouver (Train #2) on Friday, April 10 will arrive in Winnipeg on Sunday, April 12 and in Toronto on Tuesday, April 14.

VIA Rail is communicating with passengers who have reservations for April 11 and 14 departing from Toronto and April 10 departing from Vancouver. Passengers with later bookings in April and May on the Canadian will receive confirmation that the service has resumed between Winnipeg and Toronto. Delays may occur and VIA Rail will keep its passengers informed of any en route schedule changes.

For more information, please call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired), or visit VIA Rail’s website at viarail.ca.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across Canada, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and was the recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Read more about our transformation at viarail.ca/CapitalInvestmentProjects.

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