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Jenica Atwin MP, Ginette Petitpas Taylor MP, Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez, Rita Toporowski - VIA Rail's Chief Service Delivery Officer, Jonathan Goldbloom - VIA Rail board member, at Moncton station to announce the replacement of VIA Rail's long-distance fleet.
Jul 17

Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez confirms long-distance fleet renewal

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

The Government of Canada made the announcement of funding to replace VIA Rail’s long-distance train fleet at Moncton station on July 11, 2024. This vital investment, which Transport Action has been campaigning for, was included in federal budget 2024. Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez was accompanied by local MPs Jenica Atwin and Ginette Petitpas Taylor, […]

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Jul 10

VIA Rail’s Lumi train is a tribute to the Turbo. Will it go as fast?

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

VIA Rail named its most recently delivered Venture train Lumi in Montreal on July 10, 2024. The consist carries a striking yellow livery with a black window stripe and large VIA logo in white stretching across the locomotive and first business-class car. VIA Rail have confirmed that the design is partly intended as a tribute to the Turbo trains that operated between Toronto and Montreal until 1982.

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