Category Archives for "Intercity Rail and Bus"

The Canadian at Sioux Lookout
Feb 14

Long-distance train fleet replacement inches forward

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic , British Columbia , Intercity Rail and Bus , National News , Prairies

VIA Rail Canada has confirmed it is preparing a business case for the renewal of its aging long-haul locomotives and cars – some of which are more than 70 years old. The Crown corporation hosted a virtual “Market-Day” event with suppliers on January 20 to discuss the project and seek their input on various elements […]

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Green Party MP Elizabeth May with chief of staff Debra Eindiguer, travelling by train for an election campaign visit in Montreal.
Feb 09

VIA Rail Canada Act reintroduced in Parliament

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich—Gulf Islands, has once again introduced the Via Rail Canada Act into Parliament as private member’s bill C-236.[1] The proposed bill’s objective is to give VIA Rail a proper legislative mandate as a Crown Corporation, prevent the privatisation of long-distance routes, and ensure the continuity of existing northern and remote services. […]

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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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