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Take the Train and Bring your Bike!

07/20/2008 AT 07:15

Round-trip tickets for the Bike Train cost $59 including taxes and bike transport fees.

The Bike Train is a multi-modal service that encourages low impact tourism and healthy and active lifestyles. Thanks to overwhelmingly positive support, last year's pilot project was a resounding success. And with three times as many departures scheduled for 2008, this year's edition will keep all types of cyclists pedalling well into September.

For 2008, the Bike Train service schedule has been expanded:
- 27 round-trip departures between Toronto and Niagara Falls from June to September,
- A St. Catharines stop has been added for a limited number of Niagara-bound passengers,
- Organizers anticipate more than 500 cyclists will travel on the Bike Train this summer,
- Bike racks installed on board a baggage car provide transport for 56 bikes per departure.

691 million investment for VIA Rail

Following the signing of a $100 million contract last December to upgrade its F 40 locomotive fleet, VIA Rail Canada has announced another major investment today. This morning, the Corporation issued a request for proposals to upgrade the LRC passenger cars used in the Québec City-Windsor corridor.

Second Major Snowfall forecasted for weekend trave

With the snow continuing to fall and a forecast calling for a second major snowstorm this week in the Quebec region, VIA Rail Canada wishes to remind travellers that it has added capacity to on all routes within the Windsor - Québec City corridor.

Canada's new government revitalizes inter-city

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced a new funding package for VIA Rail Canada Inc., a Crown corporation, to revitalize inter-city passenger rail services in Canada.

Sale of Central Station Complex in Montreal

CN announced today they have reached an agreement under which Homburg Invest will purchase the Central Station Complex (CSC) in Montreal and CN will leaseback its corporate headquarters building and Central Station railway passenger facilities.

Gearing up for Back to School

With back-to-school jingles and sales beginning, students are budgeting their hard-earned summer funds with a year full of activities in mind.

CN plans sale of Central Station in Montreal

CN announced today plans to sell its Central Station Complex (CSC) in Montreal, and to lease back its corporate headquarters building and the railway passenger facilities of the station, two key components of the CSC.

CN derailment disrupts VIA service

Due to a 32-car Canadian National freight train derailment east of Kingston, Ontario, this morning, VIA Rail Canada is replacing its regular train service with motor coach between Toronto and Montreal/Ottawa, in both directions, until the line is reopened to rail traffic.

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