Via Rail

Trespasser delays VIA trains

VIA Rail has closed a line near Woodstock after a morning incident involving a person on the tracks.<p>Train 82 was stopped near Woodstock after a …

Train Travel

Via Rail reaches out to customers affected by security glitch

Canadian Crown corporation Via Rail is in the process of reaching out to customers receiving spam mail.<p>Via Rail has been investigating a security …

Train Travel

More sunshine and highs in the 20s in a glorious forecast

You’re going to want to rise up singing.<p>This week keeps getting better and better with sunshine through the weekend and forecast temperatures that …

Canadian News

Via Rail customers get spam emails after glitch, but no financial info disclosed

Via Rail is contacting customers who may be getting spam messages linked to the email account they have used when corresponding with the company.<p>Via …

Canadian News

The Great Canadian Railway Adventure

The Great Canadian Railway Adventure 20-day rail trip<p>This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday—or sesquicentennial—and there might be no better way to mark the occasion than a new tour that offers the best of both worlds: luxury rail and five-star hotels. The Great Canadian Railway Adventure is a …

Trains

Transit advisory board calls for central hub to help tourists navigate city

The city’s transit advisory board is calling for a central hub offering access to multiple services as well as the possibility of a seasonal ferry on …

Canadian News

Is pumping billions in taxpayer money into Via Rail a good idea?

Via Rail has spent its entire sorry life being unjustly compared to its European cousins. Since its 1977 creation by Pierre Trudeau, the federal Crown corporation has been dismissed by anyone who has taken France's TGV or Spain's AVE as a sorry excuse for a passenger train service.<p>Such comparisons …

Toronto

Politics Briefing newsletter: The tale of two readouts

<b>Good morning,</b><p>Here's a bit of behind-the-scenes info: Any time two world leaders speak privately, their offices send a "readout" of the conversation to the press gallery. Readouts usually contain very little information -- just the fact that the leaders talked, a couple of the things they talked …

Canada

'Churchill dying,' business leader says, vowing blockade if Via tries to ship rail cars south by barge

OTTAWA — The president of the Churchill Chamber of Commerce says if Via Rail tries to get its stranded rail cars out of the isolated northern town, …

Canadian News

What to do with Via Rail? Ottawa weighs multibillion-dollar boost to passenger rail

The company finds itself at a crossroads as Justin Trudeau's cabinet faces a costly decision on whether to fund a major expansion<p>Forty years after Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau created Via Rail with a simple cabinet order, Justin Trudeau's cabinet now faces a multibillion-dollar decision on whether …

Canada

Tourism not a total loss in Churchill

OTTAWA — As Churchill enters Week 12 with no rail service — and no solution in sight — a major tourism operator has cancelled its polar bear viewing …

Canadian News

‘Delusional’ Via Rail plotter now on anti-psychotics, plans appeal

Print<p>A Tunisian man convicted in a botched Canadian terror plot is being treated in prison with anti-psychotic drugs and now plans to appeal both his …

Judiciary

‘Delusional’ Via Rail plotter now on anti-psychotics, plans appeal

A Tunisian man convicted in a botched Canadian terror plot is being treated in prison with anti-psychotic drugs and now plans to appeal both his …

Canadian News

Overdose survivor on cross-country tour

Recovering addict Leila Attar says she was scared sober after a fentanyl overdose nearly killed her in 2016.

Canadian News

Via Rail terror plotter to appeal life sentence after undergoing mental health treatment

Chiheb Esseghaier, one of the men found guilty in a terrorist plot to derail a Via Rail passenger train between Canada and the U.S., wishes to appeal …

Canadian News

Man convicted in Via Rail terror plot seeks to appeal sentence

A man found guilty of plotting to derail a passenger train between Canada and the U.S. is seeking to appeal his sentence as well as his conviction.

Canadian News

Via Rail seeks to limit scope of wheelchair and mobility aid policy

Via Rail is trying to limit the scope of a policy to make its trains more accessible to travellers using wheelchairs and mobility aids.<p>The national rail provider had revised its policy in May in compliance with an order from the Canadian Transportation Agency, which directed Via to double the …

Canada

Via Rail plotter wants to appeal sentence

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7472329-via-rail-plotter-wants-to-appeal-sentence/<p>Man convicted in Via Rail terror plot seeks to appeal …

Canadian News

Via Rail tries to limit scope of wheelchair policy

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7472735-via-rail-tries-to-limit-scope-of-wheelchair-policy/<p>Via Rail seeks to limit scope of wheelchair and …

Canadian News

Via Rail trying to limit scope of policy allowing couples with mobility devices to travel together

'It's not enough in this day and age,' says couple who had been fighting for more accessibility<p>Via Rail is trying to limit the scope of a policy to …

Train Travel

Man convicted in Via Rail terror plot to appeal life sentence

A man found guilty of plotting to derail a passenger train between Canada and the U.S. is seeking to appeal his sentence as well as his conviction, …

Canadian News

Passenger trains cancelled after freight train derailment in Ontario

STRATHROY, Ont. — Via Rail says train service between Toronto and the city of Sarnia, Ont., near the U.S. border, has been cancelled for two days due …

Trains

Passenger trains cancelled between Toronto and Sarnia, Ont., after derailment

Via Rail says train service between Toronto and the city of Sarnia, Ont., near the U.S. border, has been cancelled for two days due to a freight train derailment early Wednesday morning.<p>Thirteen cars from a CN freight train derailed in the centre of the community of Strathroy, Ont., – about 230 …

Toronto

Via trains cancelled after freight train derails in Strathroy, Ont.

STRATHROY, Ont. -- Via Rail says train service between Toronto and the city of Sarnia, Ont., near the U.S. border, has been cancelled for two days …

Trains

13 cars from CN freight train derail in Strathroy

Via Rail says train service between Toronto and the city of Sarnia has been cancelled for two days because of the freight train derailment early …

Canadian News

Dorval teen killed by Via Rail train only weeks after graduating

Only weeks after graduating from John Rennie High School, Tristan Morrissette-Perkins of Dorval was killed Monday after he was struck by a Via Rail …

Canadian News

Family, friends grieve loss of Dorval teen struck by train

A Dorval teenager is being remembered by family and friends after he was fatally struck by a train just weeks after graduating high school.<p>Tristan …

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