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

Moderator: Ken V

"VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announces the gradual return to service in Western Canada by providing intercity transportation exclusively between Winnipeg and Vancouver as of Friday, December 11, 2020"

https://media.viarail.ca/en/press-relea ... ern-canada

There will be 1 train a week each way between Winnipeg and Vancouver only......and from info posted elsewhere on VIA's Facebook Page: sleeper passengers will stay in their rooms with NO access to the Park Car but there will be limited seating in the dining car by reservation. So.....just basic transportation for now.
  by TurningOfTheWheel
Fantastic news. I thought most routes outside of the Corridor were, at best, unlikely to come back.
  by Gilbert B Norman
Mr. Hadfield, I'm astounded.

However, I think the twenty car trains are "done for". The tour operators wont be aroind this Season, and when they resume service during '22, have simply moved on. With their tours offering an array of travel attractions, such as train-cruise-fly itineraries, they cannot accept 24 hour late trains.

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