Back on Track: VIA Rail Resuming Most Services Across Canada this Summer

VIA Rail's New Fleet
VIA Rail’s New Fleet

As travel demand continues to progress, VIA Rail Canada is pursuing its gradual service resumption plan and will returning most of its services across the country by the end of JUN 2022.

“This is a celebratory and crucial milestone in our service resumption plan after an incredibly challenging two years,” said Cynthia Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We look forward to welcoming more of our customers back on board our trains and doing our part to encourage Canadians and tourists to get out and explore this beautiful country for the summer travel season.”

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According to the rail operator, its objective has been “the safe resumption of services when conditions allowed it,” and it is now offering more options this summer with service resumption from coast to coast.

Date
Route
Service
29APR* The Canadian 2 times weekly
03JUN* The Ocean 3 times weekly
09JUN* Québec City – Windsor Corridor Additional departures across the Corridor
10JUN* Jasper – Prince Rupert 3 times weekly
14JUN* Sudbury – White River 3 times weekly
29JUN* Montreal – Senneterre 3 times weekly
29JUN* Montreal – Jonquière 3 times weekly

*Specific dates are subject to change slightly as VIA Rail is currently finalizing details, including access to the infrastructure

VIA Rail’s Winnipeg-Churchill route will continue to operate three times per week as it has since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to VIA Rail’s, it will revise its service offering in line with the latest health and safety developments if necessary.

Existing safety measures implemented by VIA Rail in response to COVID-19 remain in effect. Those include, amongst others, a mask wearing policy on our trains and mandatory vaccination required by the federal government.

For more information on VIA Rail, visit its web site.

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