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September 19, 2013

Canada train, bus crash kills 6

A double decker OC Transpo bus collided with a derailed VIA Rail Canada train on Wednesday, killing six bus passengers and injuring at least 34 others.


August 7, 2013

Via Rail considers new security checks in response to terror plot

New measures may include greater scrutiny of checked baggage, more inspections by bomb-sniffing dogs and security checks on passengers.


May 15, 2013

After alleged terrorist plot, VIA Rail Canada may check IDs

Part of an effort to enhance security after an alleged terrorist plot to derail one of its trains. VIA Rail does not typically check IDs.


April 22, 2013

U.S., Canadian officials foil VIA Rail Canada terror attack

Two men who were arrested in Montreal and Toronto were targeting an Amtrak passenger train heading north to Canada out of New York's Penn Station. Once the train had passed into Canada, the attack was to commence


March 13, 2013

VIA Rail Canada launches onboard entertainment

Partnered with CBC/Radio-Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and The Historica-Dominion Institute to provide passengers on its trains free access to TV shows and documentaries.


November 21, 2012

Amtrak, VIA Rail partner to add seats for Thanksgiving travel

VIA Rail is providing 10 coach cars and two dome cars on the New York state-supported Adirondack service operating between Albany-Rensselaer and Montreal. This will allow some Amtrak equipment used on that route to be reassigned, adding about 300 seats to trains operating on the Northeast Corridor.


October 17, 2012

VIA Rail Canada, partner launch travel search site

Agency and global travel search site Skyscanner integrated major intercity rail search into its existing flight search capability. Travelers searching for flights on the Skyscanner site between Toronto and Montreal, for example, will see the air and rail travel alternatives in the search results.


August 22, 2012

VIA Rail Canada, Expedia renew partnership

Deal will give the agency’s customers access to Expedia’s Chameleon platform, a customizable retail tool that provides customers with the most relevant hotels through an intuitive user interface and fast search process.


August 13, 2012

VIA Rail ticket agent layoffs worry disabled riders

By Oct. 24, the agency plans to lay off Kitchener train station ticket agents, who often control portable lifts used to help wheelchair-bound passengers board trains.


June 29, 2012

VIA Rail Canada to streamline service, lay off 200

Adjusting frequencies on some routes to better reflect customer demand, while maintaining service on all current routes. The agency will focus resources on improving service and attracting more customers to routes where demand is strong and growing. The agency’s unionized workforce is expected to be reduced by about 9%.


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