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Via Rail service resumes after freight train derails near Smiths Falls - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Via Rail service is back to normal after an empty freight train derailed Friday evening near Smiths Falls, Ont. A spokesperson for Canadian Pacific told CBC News that a train carrying empty ballast cars derailed around 5:15 p.m.
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Via Rail pitches cheaper commuter train for Halifax - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Via Rail has pitched an unsolicited proposal to bring commuter rail to Halifax for "significantly" less cost than a plan that was rejected last year as being too expensive.
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Halifax transportation committee backs talks with Via Rail for commuter rail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Councillors on the Transportation Standing Committee voted unanimously in favour of launching formal discussions to bring commuter rail to Halifax.

Feds to invest $34.4M in Via Rail infrastructure in Ontario and Quebec - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
OTTAWA—Via Rail's passengers in Ontario and Quebec may begin noticing some improvements at a number of aging train stations along the Windsor-Quebec City corridor.

On track for commuter rail? VIA proposes service for HRM

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
“They (VIA Rail) would definitely like to discuss with us the possibility of running a commuter rail service for us, several times a day into downtown and out, and maybe some mid-day service as well at substantially less cost than was anticipated by ...

Commuter rail proposal from VIA chugs along at Halifax committee

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Tim Outhit told reporters afterwards that the issue had to be dealt with in camera in part because of a request from VIA Rail “because of some industry-sensitive information” that they'll be sharing with the municipality. But he said councillors were ...

VIA Rail and UNIFOR members ratify a new historical 4-year deal

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL, July 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada announced today that members of UNIFOR, the union that represents the 1,800 of 2,500 of VIA Rail employees who work in stations, customer service centres, maintenance centres and ...

The Government of Canada and VIA Rail Canada announce funding for infrastructure to improve quality of service for ...

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and Mr. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada Inc., today announced a $34.4 million investment for improvements at stations and maintenance facilities in ...

'They're gonna do it for profit:' Halifax Transit union concerned over light rail proposal

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Coun. Tim Outhit told Metro on Friday that, if approved by the committee, and then regional council, the service could be up and running in a year or less.

Cyclist, 19, killed by VIA train near Rouge Hill - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
A man on a bicycle was struck and killed by a VIA train near Rouge Hill GO station Thursday, July 14. According to media reports the 19-year-old was crossing the tracks on the Waterfront Trail around 9:30 p.m.

Nomad's Five-Year Service Contract Extension with VIA Rail (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Nomad Digital has signed a five-year service management extension for the delivery of its WiFi and media and entertainment platform with Canada's national rail operator, VIA Rail. The new partnership builds on Nomad's previous five-year contract with ...
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Retour à la normale chez VIA Rail après un déraillement en Ontario - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Le chemin de fer a été dégagé aux alentours de 4 h, ce qui a permis la reprise de la circulation pour tous les trains de VIA Rail entre Brockville et Ottawa. La Police provinciale de l'Ontario a écrit pour sa part sur Twitter que le déraillement ne ...
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Technology firm secures Canadian trains WiFi deal

The Northern Echo (registration) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Nomad Digital, headquartered in Newcastle, working with VIA Rail. BUILD: Rolling stock under construction at Hitachi Rail Europe.

New Greenbank Road underpass partially opens; short stretch of Main to close Monday

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A long-awaited underpass that runs beneath Via Rail tracks in Barrhaven partially opened on Friday. Two lanes of Greenbank Road between Malvern Drive and Berrigan Drive/Wessex Road were to open to traffic at around noon, while two others will open ...

VIA Rail propose un train de banlieue à Halifax - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Le transporteur VIA Rail reconnaît quand même s'être inspiré du projet, mais ne dévoile pas les détails de son plan. Une porte-parole indique que VIA Rail collabore avec Halifax et envisage les différents moyens d'assister et d'appuyer la ville dans ...
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Decision pending on whether RCMP entrapped BC pair in terror case

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
The problem: passenger service on the Via Rail line had been discontinued years earlier. The video is part of the evidence heard by Justice Catherine Bruce, who is due to decide Friday whether the Mounties induced Nuttall and Amanda Korody, his ...
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Tourism may take bashing: operators

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎9 hours ago‎
He said he worries the layoffs and reduced service will translate into less track maintenance, which could affect Via Rail's service to Churchill. "The little use they'll have on this railway, are they going to keep it upgraded to safe conditions ...
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#ICYMI: Singapore to KL via train in 90 minutes by 2026 (press release) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Both Singapore and Malaysia have now committed to getting the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail (HSR) project up and running by 2026.

Strangers on a train: GO riders unite to help Syrian family get to their destination - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The staff member was able to speak to GO Transit's central control, and together they determined that the family could take a train to London from Aldershot station.
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Bus Rapid Transit is key to Halifax's infrastructure reform | Voice of ...

The Coast Halifax - ‎11 hours ago‎
Halifax's bus network is slow and unreliable. This fact is apparent to anyone who contends with peak-hour commutes in the city.