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3/31/2020



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Rocky Mountaineer suspends train departures


Riders who've booked trips prior to the new opening date will receive a future travel credit.
Photo – Rocky Mountaineer

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The 2020 opening date of the Rocky Mountaineer passenger-rail service between Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Canadian Rockies has been postponed until July 1 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The train's travel season was scheduled to open April 13.

Riders who've booked trips prior to the new opening date will receive a future travel credit for 110 percent of the value paid, which can be applied to a new departure in the 2020, 2021 or 2022 travel seasons, railroad officials said in a press release.

"With the Canadian borders closed to international travelers until June 30 and other global travel mandates, it has become impossible for us to operate while these restrictions are in place," said Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer.

The company also has waived all fees associated with changing travel dates, he said.

Resumption of the train's operations will be determined in accordance with travel restrictions and mandates from Canadian and other international governments, Rocky Mountaineer officials said.

 



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