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VIA Operations Prepared for Increased Traffic As Unsettled Weather Continues


MONTREAL - With the snow continuing to fall and a forecast calling for a second major snowstorm this week in the Quebec region, VIA Rail Canada wishes to remind travellers that it has added capacity to on all routes within the Windsor - Québec City corridor and will continue to monitor the demand for seats as the week progresses.

Every available piece of equipment has been pressed into service to respond to the increased demand for space.

Passengers are advised to book as early as possible and to verify departure and arrival times. Information and reservations are available at, at 1888 VIA-RAIL (1888 842-7245), TTY 1800-268-9503 (hearing impaired), or through your travel agent.

Customers can also use the ticket kiosks to avoid lengthy line-ups or driving and parking stresses associated with inclement weather. Ticket kiosks are located in the following Corridor locations: Québec, Ste-Foy, Montréal, Dorval, Ottawa, Fallowfield, Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg, Oshawa, Toronto, Oakville, Aldershot, Brantford, Guelph, Kitchener, London and Windsor.

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 business 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 hassle-free and cost-efficient alternative to congested roads and airports.


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