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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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Inside the Movement to Stop the Oil Industry's 'Bomb Trains'

VICE - ‎5 hours ago‎
Some activists blocked the railway as part of a action calling for an end to the transportation of oil by rail in Albany and elsewhere.
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Slain Utah rail worker's family offers forgiveness to killer

WMC Action News 5 - ‎12 hours ago‎
(Leah Hogsten /The Salt Lake Tribune via AP). Lorie Ricks lingers for a moment at the casket of her husband, Utah Transit Authority electrician Kay Ricks, 63, who was laid to rest Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Lehi City Cemetery.

Digital plan for trains feeling strain of high demand and creaky foundations

The Guardian - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Until last Christmas, a high-speed train would travel at half pace along the old line at the bottom of the cliffs, giving commuters a direct fast link to Folkestone and the capital via HS1's tracks. Then a combination of storm and tide so damaged the ...

Transport Quebec paying for $136-million train corridor to nowhere

Montreal Gazette - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The new plan does away with the idea of linking the airport and downtown via trains running along Highway 20. Instead, trains will use the Mount Royal tunnel and part of the Deux-Montagnes train corridor, with the airport shuttle branching off toward ...

Rail Auto Hub all set to rev up

The Hindu - ‎18 hours ago‎
The plan for setting up this Hub at Walajabad, a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district, was made during the Railway Budget 2016.

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 ...