Via Rail

VIA Rail Vacations Comes to the US

<i>WHY IT RATES: The US market can now book Via Rail Vacations by Railbookers.—Codie Richards, TravelPulse Associate Editor</i><p>RELATED OFFERS<p>SAVE $200 Per …

Train Travel

Via Rail's efforts to limit wheelchair access rejected by regulator

TORONTO — The Canadian Transportation Agency is rejecting Via Rail’s efforts to limit access on its trains for passengers using wheelchairs and other …

Canadian News

5 train journeys to get your wanderlust flowing

In the age of Instagram, the Old World romance of overnight train travel isn’t restricted to bygone eras. In fact, luxury sleeper train travel — …

Boston

MALCOLM: Trudeau’s approach to immigration has failed

A quick scan of the news tells us everything we need to know about our failed approach to immigration, integration and protecting national security.<p>A …

Canadian News

Via Rail's silence on 22-hour delay angers passengers on Edmonton-Vancouver run

'The staff don't even have any sort of information. They don't have anything to work with'<p>For five years Tracy Goodwin planned to ride Via Rail …

VIA adding additional Ottawa-Toronto train

VIA Rail says it will now operate 20 weekday departures between Toronto and Ottawa.

Toronto

Canada Day by Day: Vancouver to Jasper by ViaRail

The bucket list item. The travel wishlist. The Pinterest images I had stared at for so long formed the basis of this trip. And today I was going to …

Vancouver

Giant cranes lift stranded Via Rail cars as Churchill struggles without rail line

Flooding in May left a Via Rail train stranded in Churchill, Man. It's been collected by a ship, but the rail line—the town’s main link to other …

Train Travel

VIA Rail train leaves Churchill

A VIA Rail train stranded in Churchill, Man., was loaded aboard a ship in the northern community's port on Oct. 17, 2017.<p>Via Rail has had five …

Canadian News

Ship brings propane to Churchill, will leave with stranded Via Rail train

A ship has arrived in Manitoba's northern port of Churchill, bringing fuel to heat the town through the winter and also carrying away a train that's …

Canadian News

Trans Canada Train - Toronto to Winnipeg | Via Rail Vacations

There is no Wi-Fi on board the trans-Canadian railway and cell phone service is patchy.<p>At first, the lack of Wi-Fi bothers me but not long after the …

Trains

Railroad track arrival fuels Churchill worry

OTTAWA — The mysterious arrival of railroad tracks in Churchill has intensified rumours that Via Rail will ship its stranded train cars to Montreal, …

Canadian News

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 …

Southwestern Ontario

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 alerts customers to spam after security glitch; no financial info disclosed

Company does not keep any financial information in its databases<p>Via Rail is contacting customers who may be getting spam messages linked to the email …

Security

Via Rail Says No Financial Info Disclosed In Security Glitch

TORONTO — Via Rail is contacting customers who may be getting spam messages linked to the email account they have used when corresponding with the …

Canadian News

Via Rail customers get spam after security glitch; no financial info disclosed

TORONTO -- Via Rail is contacting customers who may be getting spam messages linked to the email account they have used when corresponding with the …

Security

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

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

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 …

Trains

'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 …

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.<p>The 19-year-old Ottawa teen unwittingly …

Canadian News

Cossette Lab coming to Halifax

National marketing agency Cossette Canada has brought its established startup accelerator program to Halifax.<p>Launched by Quebec City-headquartered …

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