VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is continuing suspension of its service between Toronto and Winnipeg due to unfavorable operating conditions for passenger trains. The service was interrupted due to a CN freight train derailed in Northern Ontario on March 7th.
Trains # 1 and # 2will continue to operatebetween Vancouver (departures on Tuesdays and Fridays) and Winnipeg (departures on Mondays and Thursdays).
VIA Rail continues to work closely with CN in order to assess the operational impacts of new train procedures implemented on Tuesday afternoon, following the resumption of their freight train services. These procedures do not allow VIA Rail to maintain the integrity of its schedule and would result in significantly longer trip times.
Affected customers have been informed of the train cancellation by email and by phone. VIA Rail will not be providing alternate transportation to affected passengers.
Those who wish to cancel their reservations will receive a full refund.
Those desiring to change their reservation for a later date may do so at the same price.
VIA Rail regrets the inconvenience this situation may cause. For more information, please call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired)