Via Rail

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Why VIA Passenger Rail Is Worth Saving

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.
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Via Rail Plotters Sentenced Today

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 to be sentenced before July, a Toronto court heard...
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Passengers Brace For More Disruptions

BROCKVILLE, Ont. - Via Rail says service is resuming between Toronto and Montreal, but trains won't be running on the Toronto-Ottawa route until Saturday morning.The disruptions were caused by the der...

Thousands Of Passengers Delayed

BROCKVILLE, Ont. -- Thousands of Via Rail passengers faced hours of delays and bus detours Thursday after the derailment of a CN freight train near Brockville, Ont. About 3,600 passengers on the Toron...
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Get High-Speed Rail Policy On Tracks

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.
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China Is On Speed. What's Canada On?

China has pursued this technology leadership goal for 20 years. Back in the 1990s, it began importing technology from Germany, the Siemens Velaro model; from France, the Alstom New Pendolinos. And, guess what? The Zefiro 250 type, made right here in Canada by Bombardier. In 2008, investment in high-speed rail projects shot up to $88 billion with plans to open 42 new lines.