VIA Rail Canada: Back to normal for some routes

VIA Rail Canada: Back to normal for some routes

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced that some train services resumed today, as planned:

We are pleased to have been able to welcome our passengers back on board our trains and we thank them for their patience during this difficult time.

We also thank our employees for their commitment, their professionalism and above all, for the exceptional service they offer to our passengers.

All trips went smoothly, even though some of our trains have encountered some delays. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this may have caused them.

Overview of service resumptions*
Route Service
Toronto- London-Windsor In full service
Toronto-Sarnia In full service
Toronto-Niagara Falls In full service
Montréal-Ottawa Weekdays In partial service Trains 22, 24, 26, 28, 33, 35, 37, 39
Montréal-Ottawa weekends Full service (starting date planned Saturday, February 22)
*This information is subject to change without notice.  

Since all other VIA Rail services are not operating until further notice, with the exception of Sudbury-White River (CP Rail) and Churchill-The Pas (Hudson Bay Railway), VIA Rail has cancelled all affected departures as per the table below.

Overview of service cancellations*
Route Service Cancelled until
Montréal-Québec City Cancelled Saturday February 22
Toronto-Ottawa Cancelled Monday, February 24
Toronto-Montréal Cancelled Monday, February 24
Senneterre-Jonquière Cancelled Monday, February 24
The Ocean Cancelled Monday, February 24
Winnipeg-The Pas Cancelled Thursday, February 27
Prince Rupert- Prince Georges Cancelled Thursday, February 27
The Canadian Cancelled Thursday, February 27
*This information is subject to change without notice.

All passengers are encouraged to visit our website for more information.

As of February 20, 647 trains have been cancelled because of the blockades. More than 117 000 passengers have been affected.

We remain hopeful for an end to the situation as soon as possible and encourage all relevant parties to continue their efforts towards a peaceful resolution.

We thank our passengers for their continued patience and understanding.