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'It feels like there's a train in my living room': Via Rail tree cutting angers residents

CBC.ca - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The curtain of trees provided a barrier from the trains that pass by nearly 30 townhouses on Avenues O and P - but those trees are now being removed due to a federal regulation requiring Via to deal with what a spokesperson calls "dangerous vegetation.".

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 ...

Rail trails need a national network

The Kitchener Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
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.
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Police investigating after VIA train damaged near Kingston Mills

www.kingstonregion.com/ - ‎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.

OPINION: Let's give commuter rail a chance

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎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 ...

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.

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 ...

LEDCO to study railroad access

Longview News-Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Via Rail will study at least six properties throughout Longview, particularly in LEDCO's two business parks, to determine whether it's feasible to have rail access to those properties.

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 ...

Traffic volume at Barrhaven crossings more than double industry threshold

CBC.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The City of Ottawa and Via Rail knew for more than a year that at least four rail crossings in Barrhaven had traffic levels well over - and in some cases more than double - the recommended level at which turning level crossings into overpasses or ...
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Cancel rail tickets via SMS, online

Hindu Business Line - ‎15 hours ago‎
Train passengers with confirmed reserved tickets, RAC and waitlisted ones can cancel these online and through phone without any time limit with effect from May 26.
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Canadian National Railway Is On Sale

Seeking Alpha - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Carloads are expected to drop by up to 5% as oil companies start using pipelines to transport oil. CMO Jean-Jacques Ruest said that "volume is weak, will get weaker, and pricing is not the greatest" when asked about his thoughts on crude by rail. Low ...

Overcrowding on Sydney's trains worsens for passengers during morning peak

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Trains running on the Illawarra Line via Sydenham and Hurstville in the city's south recorded average loads of 136 per cent in the morning peak, according to the data collected in September by Transport for NSW. The third most crowded trains on Sydney ...
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Reevely: Province promises a wider 417, building Ontario up by bogging it down

Ottawa Citizen - ‎14 hours ago‎
Besides, it's customary to spend 60 per cent of a transportation budget on roads and 40 per cent on transit, he said - he didn't say why - but in Ottawa the province has already put $300 million into rail and is planning to spend nearly $1 billion more.

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 ...

YMCA exchange to Quebec offers teens chance to learn French, gain new experiences

www.brantnews.com - ‎17 hours ago‎
There is a nominal registration fee, which can be worked around if necessary, and all of the travel and activities costs are paid for by sponsors Via Rail and Canadian Heritage. For fun, Sykes and other students in the program got to take in a Cirque ...

China's domestic sulphur more important but international prices still lead

CRU Steel News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Domestic product is typically transported via rail, and sometimes by truck. Pyrite product plays a much larger role in the Chinese market than elsewhere in the world, though it is expected to decrease in importance as it tends to have a higher cost ...

Apple, Canadian Pacific, Oracle Seen Headed Higher

TheStreet.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Lynch is also positive on Canadian Pacific ( CP) , up 1% year to date, saying the railroad operator's stock has plenty of room to run despite the demise of its deal to merge with Norfolk Southern ( NSC) .

Is imported liquor being smuggled into city through trains?

Daily News & Analysis - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Speaking to dna, Singhal noted that earlier this year, they had detected smuggling of duplicate liquor to Maharashtra from Goa through railways, leading to state excise department's raids in the neighbouring state. For the first time, recovery was made ...
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