VIA Services in Eastern Québec Disrupted Following Track Washout Near Percé, Québec
Montréal - Due to a track washout recently caused by flooding near Percé, Québec, regular VIA Rail Chaleur services between New Carlisle and Gaspé, in both directions, have been affected.
The washout has forced the cancellation of all rail traffic in the area. VIA has arranged for alternate transportation for customers travelling between New Carlisle and Gaspé. These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.
VIA has not yet been advised of when it may be able to return to regular operations.
VIA train #16 operates from Montréal to Gaspé every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. VIA #17 operates from Gaspé to Montréal every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience and for the expected delays this disruption may cause to its passengers. Customers wishing further information may call 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245).
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