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Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
Starting from 1st June, VIA Rail Canada is going to increase the number of trains from 10 to 40 per week. The trains will run between Quebec City and Ottawa via Montréal. They are also introducing direct connections during the weekends. The new feature will allow VIA to reduce the time for round-trip journey between Ottawa and Quebec City.
VIA Rail is also going to make several developments to make service in Québec-Windsor corridor smoother and flexible in this summer. The authorities of VIA Rail are expecting a 5.7% increase in the number of available seats in comparison to those in 2015.
Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, the President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail said, “VIA Rail is proud to offer increased flexibility to travellers who plan to spend their vacation enjoying events around Ontario and Quebec this summer. These changes reflect our willingness to act on every opportunity to improve our service offerings and increase traffic in the Corridor.”
Six more trains will be departed per week, which will increase 15.9% seats over last summer. Trips between Toronto and Montréal will be increased by a 4.7% and they will carry 13.7% more during Sundays. Between Toronto and Oshawa, two new daily stops have been added. An additional westbound stoppage in Casselman is also included in the new plan.
VIA Rail is making sure to increase and improve the flow of trains, so that tourists can roam around Canada contentedly during summer.