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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.

Feds to invest $34.4M in Via Rail infrastructure in Ontario and Quebec - ‎15 hours ago‎
Fund will help rail operator upgrade heating and electrical systems in stations and maintenance facilities.
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Halifax transportation committee backs talks with Via Rail for commuter rail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
An unsolicited pitch from Via Rail put the issue back in the forefront this week after a report last year suggested the idea was too expensive.
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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.

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 ...

VIA Rail temporarily cancels Winnipeg-Churchill train - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
People travelling between Winnipeg and Churchill on Wednesday will trade a train for a bus. VIA Rail has cancelled northbound train 693 and southbound train 690 because of high water warnings caused by wet weather.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Man struck and killed by Via train near Rouge Hill GO station

CityNews - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Toronto police are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a Via train near the Rouge Hill GO station. The 19-year-old had a bicycle and was crossing the Waterfront Trail over the track when he was struck just after 9:30 p.m.

'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.

Unifor members at VIA Rail ratify new deal

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
TORONTO, July 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of Unifor Local 100 and National Council 4000 have voted to accept a new four-year deal with VIA Rail. The agreement, reached June 12, 2016, was overwhelmingly accepted by a margin of 80% nationwide.

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 ...
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Technology firm secures Canadian trains WiFi deal

The Northern Echo (registration) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The servers provide a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between the train and the trackside, including information on how the train is performing, energy consumption and seat reservations. Nomad also recently secured a deal with ...

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
Un déraillement de train de marchandises du Canadien Pacifique (CP) survenu tôt en soirée vendredi, à Smith Falls en Ontario, avait causé d'importants délais ...

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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#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.

Trains cancelled between Churchill and Winnipeg

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The company said in a news release that a closure due to high water levels along a section of the route in Saskatchewan means train service between Canora, Sask.

VIA's Windsor-Quebec stations, maintenance yards get $34 million from feds - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Upgrades are coming to VIA Rail's stations and maintenance facilities in the Windsor-Quebec rail corridor. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and VIA Rail president and CEO Yves Desjardins-Siciliano announced Friday a $34.4-million federal ...