Discussion of Canadian Passenger Rail Services such as AMT (Montreal), Go Transit (Toronto), VIA Rail, and other Canadian Railways and Transit

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  by NS VIA FAN
 
dowlingm wrote:
NS VIA FAN wrote:Now is the time for the First Nations to assume operation of the VIA trains between The Pas and Churchill. Really no need for a train to run all the way to Winnipeg.

Keewatin Rail which already operates the passenger trains to Pukatawagan is based in The Pas

http://www.krcrail.ca/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Depends on the traffic though. Churchill trains have tourist traffic which may be dissuaded by a two seat ride.
Perhaps during Polar Bear Season...a month or so a year. Other than that....very little traffic to warrent a train between The Pas and Winnipeg.
  by Ken V
 
VIA has announced that service to Churchill will resume on Sunday December 2.
VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is pleased to announce that passenger train service will resume in northern Manitoba, between Gillam and Churchill, on December 2, 2018. Trains will once again travel in both directions, according to the regular schedule that was in effect prior to the suspension of service in spring 2017.
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/v ... 80671.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by NeoArashi
 
marquisofmississauga wrote:There is other coverage, such as CTV news and the Winnipeg Free Press. This is from the CBC:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba ... -1.4932087" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Ken V wrote:VIA has announced that service to Churchill will resume on Sunday December 2.
VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is pleased to announce that passenger train service will resume in northern Manitoba, between Gillam and Churchill, on December 2, 2018. Trains will once again travel in both directions, according to the regular schedule that was in effect prior to the suspension of service in spring 2017.
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/v ... 80671.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Holy s**t I'm late on news. Last time I checked (Like 3 months ago?) they were still in the talks. Was the news I got were already outdated or did the work get completed that fast?
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