UPDATE: Service has been resumed as of Sunday morning.
VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) wishes to inform its passengers that, due to the derailment of a CN train east of Oshawa at 14:15 blocking rail infrastructure, all trains are cancelled for the remainder of the day, between Toronto and Ottawa, as well as between Toronto and Montreal, in both directions. These train services are expected to resume Sunday morning. Trains between Montreal and Ottawa are operating on regular schedule.
All efforts are currently directed to assist passengers who are onboard en-route trains. VIA Rail is currently arranging for alternative transportation to those passengers.
VIA Rail is in contact with CN and it will confirm the time of service resumption as soon as available. Update to come. Update to come.
VIA Rail regrets any inconvenience that this situation may cause. Customers wishing to cancel or change their date of travel may do so at no additional charge by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL.
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada’s national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and was the recipient of the 2012 Agent’s Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. About VIA Rail: www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-