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Greyhound will start operations at Edmonton VIA Rail station May 29 - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The new Greyhound depot is at 12360 - 121 Street NW, five kilometres from its former location at 10324 - 103 Street. The bus depot sits next to the rail station, just north of downtown near Yellowhead Trail. Greyhound describes the location as an ...

More Canadians chose VIA Rail during the Victoria Day weekend

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL, May 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Seeking to travel efficiently and seamlessly, more travellers chose to get on board VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) trains during the Victoria Day weekend, compared to last year. Between May 19th and 24th, 68,011 ...

VIA Rail ready to welcome more passengers this summer!

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
MONTREAL, May 26, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting on June 1st, the number of departures offered by VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) between Quebec City - Montréal - Ottawa will increase from 10 to 40 per week, with a new added feature: direct connections on ...

JNPT to give waiver on containers moved via rail

Financial Express - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“JNPT Board has approved waiver of Rs 728 per container towards handling charges for all containers moved by rail to and from Inland Container Depot, Mulund on CONCOR rakes to be placed at JNPCT,” Ministry of Shipping said in a statement.

Via Rail recognized by Quebec's Business Community

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
MONTREAL, May 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) was named the winner of a Mercuriades award - the Prix Accroissement de la productivité, Grande entreprise (Prize for Increased productivity, Large corporations) - at a gala marking the ...
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Police investigating after VIA train damaged near... - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Kingston Police and CN Police are jointly investigating after a VIA Rail passenger train was damaged in the area of Kingston Mills, on the CN rails west of the Kingston Mills lock station.

If Via gets you across nation on time, buy a lottery ticket

London Free Press - ‎May 17, 2016‎
If you travel across Canada using Via Rail and arrive on time, consider yourself lucky - your odds of doing so are worse than winning some of Ontario's lotteries.

Rail trails need a national network

The Kitchener Post - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Amtrak is America's equivalent to VIA Rail. For both railways, our respective national governments subsidize a network of passenger trains stretching across the country.

Quebec pension fund Caisse's Montreal LRT plan derails Via's pitch for dedicated passenger tracks

Financial Post - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Christinne Muschi for National PostVia Rail CEO Yves Desjardins-Siciliano has been a vocal advocate of dedicated tracks on the busy Quebec City-Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor, which would allow for more frequent and faster train service.

Greyhound station opens in north Edmonton as downtown stop swallowed by arena complex

Edmonton Journal - ‎20 hours ago‎
“What people know is Greyhound in downtown. This is going to be the biggest change,” Hamel said. He said most people he met on the first day were being dropped off by friends or family or taking cabs to the new location. He added the two shuttles a day ...

OPINION: Let's give commuter rail a chance - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Can the long-awaited commuter rail study, along with announced infrastructure spending for transit, combined with Via Rail plans for regional rail service, create a real opportunity to “try something different,” as the mayor said when the study was ...

Le train de la Caisse fait dérailler le projet avec Via Rail

Canoë - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Via Rail a mené des discussions avec la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) pour la construction de voies ferrées séparées destinées au trafic passager entre les villes de Québec et de Toronto, mais la décision de la Caisse de proposer un ...

VIA Rail prête à accueillir plus de voyageurs cet été!

CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL, le 26 mai 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Dès le 1er juin, les services de VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) entre Toronto et Montréal verront leur capacité globale augmenter de 4,7 %. Le dimanche, notamment, les trains pourront accueillir 13,7 % plus de clients.

Holocaust survivors can claim reparations from France's national rail company until tomorrow

Quartz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Most now live in the US and Israel (link in French), and the compensation program is managed by the US State Department. Claims may be filed online, via regular mail or fax. For relatives unsure whether they are entitled to compensation, a full archive ...
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Exploring the world's deepest and longest train tunnel

Deutsche Welle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Instead of schlepping millions of tons of freight up the steep Alpine mountainsides and over the high mountain passes on the way from northern to southern Europe by diesel engine powered truck, or via the existing alpine train route, some 200 to 250 ...
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Independent board concerned about runaway trains

Radio Canada International - ‎2 hours ago‎
The board is an independent agency set up by Parliament in 1990 to investigate transportation incidents. According to the Globe, it says the government department Transport Canada has made some progress but has “not gone far enough in responding to its ...
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UPDATE: Conductor fell and was run over by train on Royal Gorge route train accident

KRDO - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Fremont County Sheriff's office says 28-year-old Leslie Cacy, of Canon City, was killed when she fell off the back of the Royal Gorge route train and was run over Saturday (05/28/19) evening.

CN not to blame for Via's problems

London Free Press - ‎May 20, 2016‎
First, CN does not impose “exorbitant fees” on Via for the use of its tracks. CN provides the passenger rail carrier with track access to its network at fee rates that are the lowest in the rail passenger sector in Canada. Those fees barely cover the ...
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Moreton Bay Rail: 'System not safe'

Courier Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
The rail link was due to be operational from the middle of this year but Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said he had received advice this morning from Queensland Rail regarding the signalling system. “I have serious concerns about the signalling ...

VIA Rail récompensée par le milieu des Affaires québécois!

CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL, le 17 mai 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) a remporté le Prix Accroissement de la productivité, Grande entreprise, qui récompense une stratégie innovatrice qui a permis d'accroître la productivité de l'entreprise, se traduisant ...