Category Archives for "Intercity Rail and Bus"

VIA Rail P42 locomotive 904 arriving at Toronto Union Station, with a GO train alongside
Apr 29

Victory: Early morning train from Kingston to Toronto reinstated

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

After four years of service suspension and vigorous campaigning for reinstatement, passengers from Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg, and Port Hope will once again have an early morning train to Toronto, starting on May 27, 2024, with VIA Rail’s summer timetable changes. This is a victory for Transport Action members, local residents, councillors, mayors, and MPs Phillip […]

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Apr 20

Budget 2024 funds VIA Rail Long-Distance Fleet

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

Transport Action Canada is delighted by the federal government’s announcement of full funding to replace VIA Rail Canada’s heritage stainless steel fleet and life-expired Renaissance cars for long-distance and remotes services across Canada. We are also encouraged by the preamble to the announcement, which acknowledged the importance of services across Canada and the growing preference […]

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Xavier-Barsalou-Duval MP, Harry Gow, Sylvie Bérubé and colleagues meet at the House of Commons to discuss Northern Quebec passenger train services
Apr 13

Northern Quebec report presented on Parliament Hill

By Harry Gow | Events , Intercity Rail and Bus , Quebec

At the invitation of Xavier-Barsalou-Duval MP, Transport critic for the Bloc Québécois and representative for the riding of Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères, Transport Action Canada President Emeritus Harry Gow gave a presentation of the report Une stratégie pour le transport ferroviaire dans le Nord-du Québec to three federal MPs on April 11, 2024 at the House of Commons in […]

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