VIA Rail a popular choice among Canadian military

Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013

viarailSince the launch of a special program in 2010, more than 76,000 members of the military and their families have travelled within Canada on VIA Rail (viarail.ca) trains.

 

“Every year, the month of November is a time for all Canadians to reflect on the military’s efforts and sacrifices in times of war and peace. At VIA Rail, we like to make sure they know that their dedication is not forgotten, which is why we take this of year time to recognize the contribution made by the men and women of the Canadian military. As Canada’s national passenger rail service, it is an honorfor VIA Rail to help them discover the many sights of the country they have vowed to defend with courage and determination,” declared Marc Laliberté, CEO of VIA Rail.

 

Among the 76,000 military travelers, destinationswithin the Québec – Windsor Corridor were the most popular, with close to 90% choosing the area, and a quarter of these travelled between Montréal and Toronto. TheCanadian, linking Toronto to Vancouver, attracted more than 3% of travellers, while The Ocean, running between Montréal and Halifax, carried about 7%.

 

Since November 2010, VIA Rail has offered a 25 percent discount off the best available fare, with no route or date restrictions,to military personnel, veterans, and up to five members of their family.

 

Source:- VIA Rail

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