Via Rail

How Politics Touched Us This Week

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Parliament Hill has been through a week of deep thought and anguish.

Fatal Ontario Train Crash Sends Car Flying 200 Metres

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada

Police are investigating.

Why Riding The Train Rules

Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living

When it comes to the question of planes, trains or automobiles, the selection of your favourite mode of transportation obviously has to be trains.

Engagement And Inclusiveness Are Key In Fighting Extremism

Islamic Relief Canada | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Islamic Relief Canada

In recent years, we've seen terror attacks like the one last Tuesday become the norm. From attacks in Brussels and Paris to Turkey, Jakarta and even here in Canada, the global terror threat affects everyone -- and both Muslims and non-Muslims are not immune to it.

Canada's Silicon Valley North Is Thriving

Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business

Three companies that put Canada's Silicon Valley North on the map, one innovation at a time.

Why VIA Passenger Rail Is Worth Saving

Bruce Hyer | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business
Bruce Hyer

Across its 4,440-km route, the Canadian provides an essential service to many communities without other public transportation options. It attracts large numbers of international tourists to the Canadian Rockies and communities like Jasper, Alberta. It is a globally-recognized symbol of Canada, and graces our $10 bank notes.

Lobbying Is A Profession In Need Of A Makeover

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be overrun by lobbyists. Last year, there were 2,502 in-house and consultant lobbyists registered in the province, up from 1,451 four years ago. Whoever said the B.C. Jobs Plan wasn't working?

TSB Says Deadly Ottawa Bus Crash Caused By Speed, Distractions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada

"Given the same circumstances, this accident could have happened to just about any driver."

VIA Rail's CEO Argues Against High-Speed Rail

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s newly sworn-in government has vowed billions in infrastructure spending, but if the CEO of VIA Rail has his way, tha...

Via Terror Plotters Sentenced To Life In Prison

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty in March.

Man Convicted In Via Terror Plot Spits At Lawyers Across Courtroom

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada

"Which delusion, which schizophrenia and which mental illness?"

Judge Orders New Mental Health Assessment For Man In Via Terror Case

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - A Toronto judge has ordered a second mental health assessment for a man found guilty in a plot to derail a passenger train after concluding ...

Via Rail Service To Toronto Resumes After CN Train Derailment

CP | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada

A spokesman said no injuries were reported and no dangerous goods were involved.

Via Rail Service To Toronto Suspended After CN Train Derailment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada

A CN Railway spokesman said no injuries have been reported and no dangerous goods were involved in the derailment.

Sentencing Hearing Continues In Via Rail Terror Case In Toronto

CP | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada

Raed Jaser and his co-accused, Chiheb Esseghaier, were found guilty in March of a terror-related conspiracy to commit murder, which carries a sentence of up to life in prison.

'There Is A Renaissance Of A Train Culture In Canada'

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The chief executive of Via Rail says it's a good time to expand passenger rail service in Canada by building dedicated tracks and increasing...

Via Rail Plotters Sentenced Today

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Two men found guilty of eight terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a train between Canada and the U.S. aren't likely ...

Via Rail Terror Suspects Wanted To Wait For 'Green Light', Trial Hears

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A rift in the relationship between two terror suspects seemed to appear as they began hammering out the finer details of their alleged plot ...

Safety Board Advises New Reviews One Year After Fatal Ottawa Crash

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Driver distraction and speed may have been contributing factors in a deadly collision with a Via Rail train last year that killed six people ...

VIA Train Strikes, Kills Trespasser

CBC | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada

A trespasser was struck and killed by a VIA train east of Ottawa on Sunday night. The collision occurred on a stretch of tracks in the Carlsbad Spri...

Via Rail Train Hits Derailed Train In Ontario

CBC | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada

A Via Rail train that left Ottawa Friday afternoon crashed into a derailed CN train near Gananoque, Ont., stopping train service between Toronto and M...

Passengers Brace For More Disruptions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Business

BROCKVILLE, Ont. - Via Rail says service is resuming between Toronto and Montreal, but trains won't be running on the Toronto-Ottawa route until Satur...

Thousands Of Passengers Delayed

CP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada

BROCKVILLE, Ont. -- Thousands of Via Rail passengers faced hours of delays and bus detours Thursday after the derailment of a CN freight train near Br...

Via Rail Service Blocked By Derailment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada

BROCKVILLE, Ont. - Via Rail says it expects disruptions on the Toronto-to-Montreal and Toronto-to-Ottawa routes to continue well into Friday morning a...

Get High-Speed Rail Policy On Tracks

Joseph Soares | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Clearly the Government of Canada doesn't have an HSR policy, but surely it's time it did the minimum? A basic and badly-needed step would be to lay the policy and political tracks for a future ''blue sky'' proposal regarding high-speed rail.