Via Rail Canada Inc.

Montreal H3K 3K2

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201 Ash Avenue
Montreal H3K 3K2
Canada
http://www.viarail.ca
514.934.7513
888.842.7245
514.934.7546

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Via Rail Canada Inc. is the national rail service of Canada.

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VIA Rail Canada reveals VIAction 2030 strategic plan

May 24, 2024
Through the strategic plan, VIA Rail Canada plans to generating savings equivalent to 15 percent of its operating deficit, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent ...
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VIA Rail Canada calls 2023 a 'pivotal year' for agency

May 16, 2024
The company marked its highest ridership numbers since 2019 with more than 4 million passengers choosing to travel by train in 2023 with VIA Rail.
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CUTA voices displeasure for government of Canada’s 2024 budget

The association says calls for accelerated funding for public transit infrastructure and enhanced safety measures went unanswered in the budget.
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VIA Rail Canada investing C$80 million in Heritage Stations

Aug. 25, 2023
The investment will support renovation at four Heritage Stations, including Winnipeg Union Station, Vancouver Pacific Station, Halifax Station and Gare du Palais in Québec City...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

VIA Rail Canada to invest more than C$25 million in upgrades to its London, Ontario, station

July 12, 2023
Once completed in 2025, the investments will make the station a more comfortable, more accessible and more efficient station and will improve the passenger experience in London...
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Facilities

VIA Rail Canada breaks ground on construction of Toronto Maintenance Center

July 11, 2023
The major upgrade will provide a state-of-the-art maintenance facility for VIA Rail’s new fleet of 32 trains in the Québec City-Windsor corridor.
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Management

Mario Péloquin begins work as VIA Rail Canada president and CEO

July 6, 2023
Péloquin, who began his new role at VIA Rail Canada June 27, brings over three decades of experience in the rail industry.
Mario Peloquin will begin his role as president and CEO of VIA Rail Canada Inc. on June 12, 2023.
Rail

Mario Péloquin named VIA Rail Canada President and CEO

Péloquin brings nearly 40 years of experience in the transportation and rail industry to the role.
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VIA Rail making progress towards zero-waste experience on new Corridor fleet by 2025

April 4, 2023
Key changes recently include changing plastic cups, reduced sandwich packaging and the completion of in-class training of more than 70 percent of employees working on board trains...

Articles & News

Government of Canada
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, announced the outcome of the Request for Qualifications stage of the High Frequency Rail project between Toronto and Quebec City.
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Three consortia invited to bid on Canada’s High Frequency Rail project

July 21, 2023
The groups will bid on the project to determine which will become the developer partner on the project to connect Toronto to Quebec City with improved and more accessible rail...
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Canada issues Request for Expressions of Interest for Quebec City to Toronto High Frequency Service

The government of Canada says the move marks a step in the procurement process for a project that could be operational in the early 2030s.
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Vehicles

VIA Rail Canada unveils first trainset that will serve Québec City – Windsor corridor

The new trains feature wider aisles, ergonomic seats, improved data connections and improved accessibility features.
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One of VIA Rail Canada's new locomotives delivered as part of the rail service's fleet renewal program.
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Government of Canada to study improved rail service in southwestern Ontario

July 22, 2021
Any enhancements to rail service south and west of Toronto would complement the proposed High Frequency Service east to Quebec City and not duplicate planned provincial rail enhancement...
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Minister Alghabra announces to fellow passengers on VIA Rail Train #64 plans to start the procurement process for the proposed High Frequency Rail project.
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Government of Canada pursuing high-frequency rail service between Toronto and Quebec City

July 7, 2021
The proposed project includes separating freight and passenger rail traffic into dedicated corridors with immediate next steps including the start of the procurement process.

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Amtrak to resume service on Adirondack train April 3

March 21, 2023
The service, which has been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, is being resumed in conjunction with VIA Rail, NYSDOT and other federal agencies.
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VIA Rail creates subsidiary for high-frequency rail project

Dec. 16, 2022
The government of Canada is leading the procurement process to select a private development partner for the project.
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VIA Rail extending EcoRail pilot project

Dec. 1, 2022
EcoRail monitors the driving behavior between station stops to determine improvements that will allow for a reduction in fuel consumption.
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Technology

VIA Rail Canada to deliver a more connected experience with Icomera Wi-Fi and digital platform agreement

Jan. 21, 2022
VIA Rail’s new Québec City-Windsor corridor fleet will be equipped reliable internet, as well as more readily available passenger information with the development a new digital...
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VIA Rail says its focus over the next few months is to advance its service resumption plan according to safety guidelines.
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Continued interruption of VIA Rail services leads to temporary layoffs of management, professional employees

Aug. 4, 2020
This measure is in addition to retirements and vacant positions that will not be filled, which brings the total of impacted positions to 80.
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VIA Rail Posts Record Results for Holiday Season

Jan. 17, 2017
The most recent holiday period — from December 19 to January 8 — was one of the busiest seen by VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) in several years.
Rail

Southwestern Ontario Service Improvement: VIA Rail and Robert Q Harmonize

Nov. 10, 2016
VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) and Robert Q Airbus (Robert Q) have harmonized their schedules in an effort to improve their service offerings in Southwestern Ontario and encourage...
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Nomad’s Five-Year Service Contract Extension with VIA Rail

July 20, 2016
Nomad Digital has signed a five-year service management extension for the delivery of its WiFi and media and entertainment platform with Canada’s national rail operator, VIA Rail...
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More Passengers on Via Rail's Ocean Train During Holidays

Jan. 13, 2016
Via Rail Canada welcomed 8,000 Holiday travellers on the Ocean train, operating between Montreal and Halifax, during the period of Dec. 16, to Jan. 5.The total volume of passengers...