Montréal-Québec VIA Rail Service Will Not Resume as Planned Due to a New Blockade

Credit: VIA Rail Canada

VIA Rail Service has announced that due to a new blockade near St-Lambert (Québec), VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) will not resume its service between Montréal and Québec City, which was initially scheduled for Thursday February 20. All trains between Montréal and Québec City are now cancelled until Friday, February 21, end of day.

Via Rail will resume, service between TorontoLondonWindsor, TorontoSarnia and Toronto-Niagara on Thursday, February 20.

Overview of service resumptions

Route

Service

Starting Date

Toronto- London-Windsor

Full

Thursday, February 20

Toronto-Sarnia

Full

Thursday, February 20

Toronto-Niagara Falls

Full

Thursday, February 20

Montréal-Ottawa

Weekdays

Partial

Trains 22,24,26,28, 33,35,37,39

Thursday, February 20

Montréal-Ottawa

weekends

Full

Saturday, February 22

CANCELLATIONS
Since all other VIA Rail services are not operating until further notice, with the exception of SudburyWhite River (CP Rail) and ChurchillThe Pas (Hudson Bay Railway), VIA Rail has cancelled all affected departures as per the table below.

Overview of service cancellations

Route

Service

Cancelled until

The Canadian

Cancelled

Wednesday, 26 February

Prince Rupert- Prince Georges

Cancelled

Wednesday, 26 February

Winnipeg-The Pas

Cancelled

Wednesday, 26 February

The Ocean

Cancelled

Sunday, February 23

Senneterre-Jonquière

Cancelled

Sunday, February 23

Québec City-Windsor corridor (except Montréal-Québec)

Cancelled

Sunday, February 23

Montréal-Québec

Cancelled

Friday, February 21

Cancellations are made on a progressive basis, depending on the evolution of the situation. As soon as we confirm that a train will be cancelled, passengers on that train will be notified by email and will be automatically reimbursed. Due to the volume of transactions that we process in these exceptional circumstances, reimbursement can take a minimum of 15 days.

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