MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail wishes to advise
customers that following the clearance of the railway tracks in the
area of Marysville, Ontario, all services have returned to normal on
the Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto routes.
Earlier this evening a railroad blockade caused 10 trains to stop
travelling in Belleville or Kingston. More than 850 passengers were
impacted as a result. Delays of two hours or less are to be expected
for passengers travelling this evening.
VIA does not anticipate any significant delays to its operations
tomorrow as a result of tonight's events.
VIA Rail wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this situation has
cause to its passengers. Customers wishing further information may call
1 888-VIA RAIL (842-7245). For updated information, follow us on
Twitter @VIA rail and on Facebook.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's (www.viarail.ca) mandate is to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective passenger
transportation in the country's two official languages. VIA operates
intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities
across its 12,500-kilometer route network. Recipient of the RAC's
Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of the 2012
Agent's Choice Award voted on by Canadian travel agents and presented
by Baxter Travel Media, VIA safely transports over four million
passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has provided
VIA Rail with nearly one billion dollars in capital investment funding.
Follow the evolution of current projects at viarail.ca/TransformerVIA.
SOURCE: VIA RAIL CANADA INC.