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 Gilbert B Norman
 
First time railfanning "in quite a while"

VIA #76 Windsor, ON; March 16, 2024
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  by electricron
 
Per Via, they should be receiving their last Venture train sets by :( :( :( :(
You would think by now they would know and publish that date?????
Where is the public accountability??
  by DexterXSR
 
electricron wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:41 pm Per Via, they should be receiving their last Venture train sets by :( :( :( :(
You would think by now they would know and publish that date?????
Where is the public accountability??
The last sets are set to be delivered in Q4 2024, Siemens has only 1 factory and the backlog is like 300+ locomotives right now.
  by dowlingm
 
Locomotive 2213 and trainset 2313 were recently delivered. There are 10 working trainsets on the road.

When we will see locos 2200, 2201 and trainsets 2300, 2309 in service is unknown at this time. VIA has started to accept trainsets at Toronto Maintenance Centre beginning with 2212/2312 which hopefully means Montreal will have more opportunities to attend to whatever post-delivery work needs to be done on the currently absent equipment.
https://groups.io/g/Canadian-Passenger- ... %253D3&d=3

The current cycling diagram has seven Venture sets in service, with an eighth expected to replace an LRC consist on April 16. There was a comment recently on the same board which indicated that rather than immediately sidelining all replaced equipment, that some legacy consists are gaining an extra car. Whether this is indicative of VIA looking to maximize available seats for this spring/summer, or a broader strategy to determine which Venture trains need to be lengthened (while others are shortened) is unknown.
https://groups.io/g/Canadian-Passenger- ... C104284223