Progressive Railroading


Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

All fields are required.

Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

VIA Rail adds fourth train set to improve on-time performance

VIA Rail Canada Inc. recently added a fourth 21-car train set to its Canadian service, which operates three times a week between Vancouver and Toronto.

VIA Rail has experienced some delays on trains leaving Vancouver. During the next several months, the fourth train set will be on stand-by to ensure on-time departures in the city. The additional train set also will help reduce overtime, maintenance and recovery costs.

VIA Rail tested an extra train set during the off-season. In summer, when tourist travel peaks, the agency plans to use all four train sets.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 4/19/2006