Summer sizzles in Niagara
TORONTO - With the flexibility to create your own getaway, VIA Rail Canada’s Niagara Falls summer schedule provides a stress-free travel alternative to busy highway congestion. From June 4th to September 2nd, VIA’s new seasonal service makes planning a day trip to “The Falls” or weekend getaway to discover the region’s award-winning wineries a breeze. On select departures from Toronto to Niagara Falls, wine enthusiasts can relax in the comfort of VIA’s Glenfraser car, sampling regional wines and cheese while gazing out at the passing landscape.
A comfortable lounge car in traditional railway décor, the Glenfraser is the perfect setting to sample cheese and some of the region’s best wines courtesy of Jackson-Triggs as a contemporary music compilation plays in the background. Instead of dealing with the stress of highway driving, immerse yourself in deciding what to do first when you arrive. From the spectacular “Falls”, the sights and sounds of Clifton Hill, the entertainment and thrill of the casinos to the enchantment of Niagara-On-The-Lake’s Shaw Festival and the region’s award-winning wineries, there’s something for everyone. And VIA’s summer schedule provides the flexibility to stay as long as you want.
“VIA is pleased to offer our passengers the flexibility to create an itinerary that fits their needs,” said Pierre Santoni, VIA’s Senior Director, National Sales. “And combined with the elegance of our Glenfraser lounge car, it’s the perfect setting to kick off a relaxing weekend in one of the region’s most picturesque areas.”
Located minutes from picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, Jackson-Triggs Winery offers the ultimate in wine country experience. “From our intimate guided tours and vineyard strolls,” said Del Rollo, Director of Hospitality, Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate, “to epicurean events that carry over into the evening where visitors can delight in the performances hosted in the Jackson-Triggs amphitheatre, we’d be delighted to create a memorable experience for you this summer.”
Once at the falls, both Niagara Airbus and Niagara Parks “People Mover” provide transportation in and around the Falls. VIA’s Niagara Falls station is located within walking distance of the Niagara Parkway - an entraining point for the “People Mover”. For more information visit niagaraparks.com/planavisit/peoplemover.php. For more information on Niagara Airbus schedules, tickets and reservations visit niagaraairbus.com.
VIA’s Summer Toronto to Niagara Falls Schedule:
TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
TRAIN 97 08:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. (Daily)
TRAIN 93 10:00 a.m.- 11:54 a.m. (Daily)
TRAIN 95* 5:45 p.m.- 7:42 p.m. (Daily)
NIAGARA FALLS TO TORONTO
TRAIN 90 06:35 a.m.- 08:35 (Mon - Fri)
TRAIN 92* 2:15 p.m.- 4:12 p.m. (Sat/Sun)
TRAIN 94 2:15 p.m.- 4:10 p.m. (Mon - Fri)
TRAIN 98 5:45 p.m.- 7:46 p.m. (Daily)
TRAIN 694 5:00 p.m.- 6:55 p.m. (Sat/Sun)
*The Glenfraser Lounge Car will run on VIA train 95, Fridays and Saturdays, and VIA train 92, on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Wine sampling, courtesy of Jackson-Triggs will be featured on these departures. Additional summer departures in bold.
Customers can visit VIA’s secure website at viarail.ca/niagara for more information or to book their complete trip. Train tickets are available at VIA stations across Canada, including self-service ticketing kiosks located at major stations in central Canada. Passengers can also book their tickets by calling 1-888-VIA-RAIL (842-7245), TTY 1-800-268-9503 (hearing impaired) or through their travel agents.
As Canada’s national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada’s mandate is to provide efficient, environmentally responsible and cost effective passenger transportation services, both in Canada’s busiest corridor and in remote and rural regions of the country. VIA serves more than 450 communities with a network of inter-city, transcontinental and regional trains. Demand continues to grow as more Canadians turn to train travel as a safe and convenient travel choice.
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