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Aug 28

VIA Rail increases corridor services August 30

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News , Ontario , Quebec

A new schedule takes effect August 30, 2021 that reinstates many train services that has been suspended due to the pandemic, but key connections still are missing in the Quebec-Windsor corridor, so Transport Action has raised these concerns with VIA Rail. There are also no increases planned in eastern and western long-distance services until at […]

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The Canadian at Sioux Lookout
Apr 12

VIA Rail service to resume across Northern Ontario

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

The Canadian train will resume service across its entire route from Vancouver to Toronto on May 17th 2021 and Toronto to Vancouver starting on May 23rd, operating once weekly in each direction, to provide much-needed public transport for essential journeys between communities along the line. Rigorous health and safety protocols, including physical distancing measures, enhanced […]

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Adults and children cycling through a park
Mar 12

National Active Transportation Strategy Launched

By Transport Action | National News

Transport Action Canada welcomes the announcement of $400 million for Canada’s first dedicated active transportation fund, and the launch of Canada’s first National Active Transportation Strategy. While $130 million has been invested in active transportation infrastructure over the past five years, that money has come from the same funding envelope as transit projects, leading municipalities to […]

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