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Via Rail to offer additional Trips between Montreal and Halifax

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

via rail canada winterDuring the holiday season, VIA Rail Canada travellers will have more opportunities to leave their cars behind and enjoy the comfort of the train cars, freshly prepared meals*, unparalleled customer service and the outstanding scenery of Eastern Canada.

From December 18 until January 6, VIA Rail will offer 24 departures between Montreal and Halifax on its Ocean service, six more than its regular schedule. In total an additional 1,500 seats and 800 beds will be available on this route, giving more people the opportunity to take the train to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones.

“The addition of these six trips of the Ocean during holiday season shows our commitment to increase service for our clients in the Maritimes and to contribute to the development of public transport of the region,” said Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail. “Passenger rail is a smarter choice for all of us, and it’s more environmentally friendly. Why not enjoy the comfort, the relaxation, and the beauty that train travel offers during this hectic season?”

Holiday departures for the Ocean are scheduled for the following dates:

From Montréal to Halifax – train No. 14

Sunday, December 18

Monday, December 19**

Wednesday, December 21

Thursday, December 22**

Friday, December 23

Monday, December 26

Tuesday, December 27**

Wednesday, December 28

Friday, December 30

Sunday, January 1

Wednesday, January 4

Friday, January 6


From Halifax to Montréal – train No. 15

Sunday, December 18

Wednesday, December 21

Thursday, December 22**

Friday, December 23

Monday, December 26**

Tuesday, December 27

Wednesday, December 28

Friday, December 30

Sunday, January 1

Monday, January 2**

Wednesday, January 4

Friday, January 6

*In Sleeper Plus class

**Added departures

Please note that the departures on Sunday, December 25 have been rescheduled for another date.

For more information regarding the holiday schedule and VIA Rail's Sleeper Plus class, or to book your trip now, visit viarail.ca or call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842 7245) or 1 800 268 9503 (ATS for the hearing impaired).

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