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Blocked track disrupts VIA service between Kitchener and London


Blocked track disrupts VIA service between Kitchener and London.

TORONTO - Due to a weather-stranded GEXR freight train blocking the track between Kitchener and London, VIA Rail has had to cancel some train services to the area. As a result of the extreme weather conditions and the closure of highway 401 at Woodstock, no other mode of transportation can be arranged at this time.

For Monday, March 5, 2007

Train #89 (10:10 p.m.)
From Toronto to London will be rerouted and operate between Toronto and London. Consequently there will be no service to Brampton, Georgetown, Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford or St. Marys.

Train #87 (5:40 p.m.)
From Toronto to Sarnia will terminate at Kitchener. Service to St. Marys and Stratford are cancelled. Passengers travelling to London and Sarnia will be accommodated on Train #83, departing Toronto at 17:40.

Train 88 (7 p.m.)
From Sarnia to Toronto is cancelled.
For Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Train 84 (06:45)
From Sarnia to Toronto - Train will operate from Sarnia to London and into Toronto. Service to St. Marys and Stratford is cancelled.
Train 86 (05:20)
From London to Toronto - Service will originate in Kitchener (not London) at 06:41 and provide service to Guelph, Georgetown and Brampton.

VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience and for the expected delays this disruption may cause to its passengers. Customers wishing further information may visit our website or call 1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245).

VIA will issue an update as necessary.


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