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Feb 13

Failure to renew long-distance fleet would doom VIA Rail

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , Letters

Transport Action has written to Canada’s ministers of Transport, Finance, and Infrastructure with a stark warning: Unless the government commits to funding the replacement of the long-distance train fleet, allowing procurement to start in 2024, all of VIA Rail Canada’s passenger train services outside the Windsor to Quebec City corridor will have to be withdrawn […]

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Jan 15

Transport Action Canada’s Submission to Budget 2024

By Transport Action | Letters , National News

Transport Action Canada made a written submission to the federal budget consultation for the 2024 federal budget. Seven key recommendations were made: 1. Provide VIA Rail Canada with at least $1.5bn capital funding over tenyears to completely renew Canada’s long‐distance train fleet, includingproviding barrier‐free accessible cabins on all overnight trains. 2. Provide funding to address […]

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VIA Rail Ticket, as issued by the previous reservation system.
Nov 28

New reservation system brings changes to VIA Rail fares

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

VIA Rail finally launched its new reservation system on November 18, 2023, after having announced and then deferring several previous target dates over the past year. The new system brings many improvements, including seat selection, and its launch has been accompanied by changes in pricing, including considerably cheaper flexible “Plus” fares, but there are some […]

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