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Via Rail boosts ridership, cuts operating loss by 12 per cent

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Via Rail is a Crown corporation funded by the taxpayers. Coast to coast, it offers intercity, long-distance and regional passenger service on 12,500 kilometres of track, 98 per cent of which is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.

Barbara Kay: At $317 million, Via Rail is cheap to maintain Canada's rail heritage

National Post - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Uh-oh. The federal auditor general's office has just released a study casting a cloud, yet again, on the future of rail travel in Canada. The report indicates an increase in late-arrival times over the past two years, from one in five trains to one in ...
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VIA Rail service 'significantly' worsens as nearly one quarter of trains were late in 2014: Auditor General

National Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
OTTAWA - If you thought VIA Rail's service was getting worse, you're right. And if you haven't ridden on a train in recent years, you're part of a growing trend.

VIA Rail praised, government panned by financial watchdog

RailwayAge Magazine - ‎May 4, 2016‎
However, despite its efforts, the Corporation still had no long-term plan or direction approved by the federal government,” reported Auditor General Michael Ferguson.

New changes for VIA Rail and Kingston's Station

CKWS - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Via Rail's president and CEO made a whistle-stop in Kingston today to announce big changes to passenger experience.In addition to station renovations - VIA is getting a dedicated track.

VIA Rail Canada (subscription) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The federal government has failed to give VIA Rail Canada long-term strategic direction, forcing it to operate in a “reactive, short-term management mode,” according to the auditor general's spring 2016 report.

Passengers face delays as profitable freight traffic increases on CN-owned tracks

London Free Press - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
CN wouldn't disclose its deal with Via that established track fees, with Hallman writing its terms are confidential but that “CN confidently asserts that the agreement is very affordable (and) delivers significant value to VIA Rail and the passengers ...

High speed rail critical to London, group says

London Free Press - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
With Via Rail seeking a track of its own for conventional trains, an expert says only high-speed trains will get people out of their cars between London and Toronto and inject a badly needed jolt to the region's economy.

VIA Rail relaunches Travel Agent Support; win a $1000 travel credit

Travelweek - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
TORONTO - VIA Rail has relaunched its Travel Agent Support e-learning training course on Travelweek's Learning Centre. Agents who complete the course will be entered to win a $1,000 VIA Rail voucher for travel within Canada. “The travel trade is an ...

Via Rail réduit sa perte

TVA Nouvelles - ‎5 hours ago‎
Via Rail a augmenté ses revenus et réduit ses dépenses en 2015, permettant au transporteur ferroviaire de réduire sa perte. La société montréalaise a rapporté vendredi des revenus de 297,8 millions $ l'an dernier, en hausse de 6,2% par rapport à 2014.

Greyhound's new bus depot is on schedule to open May 30.

Edmonton Sun - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The bus company moves operations to the Via Rail station, at 123 Avenue and 121 Street a day before the lease expires on its current downtown depot, which will eventually make way to develop another building in the Ice District, the multi-use ...

Greyhound planning shuttle to deal with lack of public transit to new Edmonton station

Edmonton Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Greyhound plans to operate a three-times-a-day shuttle to its new depot at the Via Rail station from downtown because the site isn't served by Edmonton Transit.

VIA Rail publie son rapport annuel 2015

CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse) - ‎7 hours ago‎
MONTRÉAL, le 6 mai 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) a publié aujourd'hui son rapport annuel 2015, qui révèle une augmentation à la fois de l'achalandage et des revenus pour la première fois en sept ans, et ce dans l'ensemble du réseau, ...

Paula Simons: Greyhound dogged by lack of Edmonton Transit service

Edmonton Journal - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The old Greyhound station was well-served by public transit. The Via station is not. It has terrible pedestrian access, too.

City settles 17 lawsuits from deadly 2013 Transpo-Via crash

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The city has now settled 17 lawsuits related to the deadly 2013 crash between an OC Transpo bus and a Via Rail train in Barrhaven, according to city hall's top lawyer.

Driver snaps photo of rail crossing arm on top of OC Transpo bus

CTV News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Kayla Woelfle snapped a photo on Fallowfield in Ottawa's south end of a railway crossing arm on top of an OC Transpo bus, very near the scene of that fatal crash 3 years ago.

Retour de Via Rail en Gaspésie : des députés fédéraux confiants - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
M. Champagne a récemment rencontré le PDG de Via Rail, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, qui lui a confirmé que sa stratégie passait d'abord par une amélioration des revenus du service offert entre les grands centres du Québec et de l'Ontario. « Sa stratégie ...

Rimouski devient propriétaire de la gare Via Rail

102,9 Rouge fm - ‎May 3, 2016‎
La ville de Rimouski fait l'acquisition de la gare Via Rail pour le montant symbolique d'un dollar. Situé au centre-ville, le bâtiment sera au coeur d'un projet visant à développer le Marché Public de Rimouski. Évidemment, les usagers de Via Rail ...

National Dream redux

RailwayAge Magazine - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Now, all indications are that Canada will have a fast, frequent and fully electrified, intercity passenger railway by 2020—more than a century after what is still the country's only electrified passenger line opened in 1918.

InnoTrans 2016: North American attendee discount, strong Canadian presence

RailwayAge Magazine - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and CEO of the state-owned Canadian transport company VIA Rail Canada Inc., will be the featured speaker at the Opening Ceremony at the Palais am Funkturm.