VIA Rail Shuts Down Trains Nationwide

VIA Rail announced today they are cancelling trains nationwide due to Indigenous led protests. CN Rail is also shutting down their Eastern Canadian network as the protests continue.

VIA Rail announced today they are cancelling trains nationwide due to Indigenous led protests.

CN Rail is also shutting down their Eastern Canadian network as the protests continue. 

VIA Rail issued the following statement on their website, just before 5:00 p.m. today:

Following an advisory from the infrastructure owner that they are unable to support our operations across their network, VIA Rail has no other option but to cancel its services, effective immediately and until further notice.

VIA Rail is providing full refunds for all cancelled trips, which are being processed automatically. You do not need to contact VIA Rail to confirm the refund, but note that due to the volume of transactions it may take up to 15 days to receive.

In order to allow be able to help as many customers as possible, we respectfully request that you contact our VIA Customer Center only in cases of immediate urgency, at 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888 842-7245), TTY 800-268-9503 (deaf or hard of hearing).

We understand the impact this unfortunate situation has on our passengers and regret the significant inconvenience this is causing to their travel.

This is a developing story and we will have more information tomorrow. 

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