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VIA Rail unveils new rail cars, service amenities for 'Canadian' train


Last week, VIA Rail Canada Inc. displayed new rail cars and train equipment for its "Canadian" train that are part of the government's $1 billion investment in new infrastructure.

The unveiling occurred at Rendez-vous Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia, the country's definitive travel industry event, VIA Rail officials said in a press release. The railroad also unveiled its new "Prestige Class" of travel amenities at the event.

The cars displayed include the Canadian's new Prestige Class sleeper; new and renovated cars, including Dining, Manor, Château, Park, Skyline and Economy; and the recently inaugurated Business Class cars used on the popular Corridor route between Québec City and Windsor.

Prestige Class features include personalized dedicated service by a concierge; a more spacious cabin; larger windows; private washroom with shower; flat-screen TV with video selection; and a minibar.


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