Cynthia Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada, details the ambition behind restoring the critical role of passenger rail in Canada.
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In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Restoring the critical role of passenger rail in Canada; details of rail improvements for Metrolinx; the opportunities ahead for U.S. rail freight; and HS1’s sustainability strategy.
As a result of COVID-19 impacting passenger numbers, VIA Rail Canada has announced a number of temporary management and professional employees layoffs.
Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
Ahead of the arrival of its new fleet of trains expected in 2022, VIA Rail Canada has issued Requests for Qualifications to modernise its Montréal and Toronto maintenance centres.
VIA Rail Canada has reported an increase in ridership and in passenger revenues for the third quarter of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.
The Government of Canada and Canada Infrastructure Bank have announced funding to take the next steps in exploring a modernised passenger rail system with a dedicated track along Canada’s most densely populated region and busiest transportation corridor.
Starting in 2022, millions of VIA Rail passengers travelling in Canada’s busiest corridor will enjoy an era of brand new trains.
Creative, new and effective initiatives to enhance safety across the Canadian rail network have been awarded by the Railway Association of Canada.
With a brand-new fleet of modern trains servicing the Quebec City-Windsor corridor, VIA Rail will offer customers a renewed and improved travel experience…
The rail sector is changing at rapid pace with numerous innovative digital technologies now playing a crucial role in how tracks are run and maintained. Among these modern infrastructure changes, the development of rolling stock should not be overlooked – the comfort and performance of trains is just as important…
Last year marked an important landmark in the history of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) as the company celebrated its 40th anniversary. In the 2017 Sustainable Mobility Report, Canada’s national passenger rail carrier highlighted their plans to transform mobility and contribute to Canada’s growth.
The fleet renewal is part of VIA Rail's transformation plan to lead Canadians towards a more sustainable future with an improved transport network…
The agreed renovations of VIA Rail Canada’s train cars will save money, reduce pollution, increase job prospects within the region and greatly enhance the comfort and accessibility of the transport network…
The Government of Canada has announced that it will provide funding for VIA Rail – Canada's national rail passenger service – to replace its fleet in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor...