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VIA Rail begins its service to Niagara Falls

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07/01/2009 AT 04:16

From June 25 to September 21 VIA will operate 3 departures in total between the two destinations, making it easier than ever to plan an exciting getaway to the falls or a relaxing visit to one of the region's many award-winning wineries.

Also included in VIA's summer schedule to Niagara is the return of the popular Bike Train. For a third consecutive year, the award-winning Toronto-Niagara Greenbelt Express makes exploring the Niagara region by bike easy and stress free. On select departures between June 26 and October 18, passengers can travel in comfort while their bikes are safely secured in a baggage car complete with bike racks.

The Toronto-Niagara Greenbelt Express can accommodate up to 56 bicycles per trip, making it an excellent option for groups looking to travel and bike together. Full fare and schedule information is available at www.biketrain.ca.

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