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VIA Rail completes upgrades

Posted on December 5, 2012

VIA Rail completed a number of important projects, including additional frequencies and the introduction of a new service between Ottawa and Quebec City. These initiatives will lead to safer, faster and more efficient service in the Quebec-Windsor corridor. The activities are part of VIA Rail's modernization plan.

To make travel easier for Canadians, new scheduling options on the Ottawa-Toronto-Quebec City line were added, the F40 locomotives were renovated to improve fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability, and additional safety features were implemented at railway crossings in the Quebec-Windsor Corridor. These initiatives help VIA Rail to bring Canadians together, and promote economic growth and prosperity in Canada.

The improvements were made possible by the federal government's Capital Investment Program for VIA Rail. The Government of Canada has invested almost $1 billion in VIA Rail since 2007 to improve its stations, infrastructure, trains and technology. These investments will directly benefit Canadians and the country's economy, by promoting job creation and prosperity across the country.

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