Toronto to Niagara Falls, Sarnia, London-Windsor VIA Rail Service to Resume From February 20

Credit: VIA Rail Canada

Via Rail has announced that, beginning Thursday morning, February 20, all trains running between TorontoLondonWindsor, TorontoSarnia and Toronto-Niagara will resume service.

As announced in the morning, partial service will resume during weekdays for Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa. In addition to this, from February 22, full service will be offered during weekends in this corridor. As of February 18, 532 trains have been cancelled and more than 103,000 passengers have been affected because of the blockades.

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

Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa

Weekdays

Partial

  • Trains 22, 24, 26 and 28 leaving from Ottawa
  • Trains 33, 35, 37 and 39, leaving from Québec City

Thursday, February 20

Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa

weekends

Full

Saturday, February 22

Since all other VIA Rail services are not operating until further notice, with the exception of Sudbury-White River (CP Rail) and Churchill-The Pas (Hudson Bay Railway), VIA Rail has cancelled all affected departures until the end of the day on Thursday, February 20, and all customers will be receiving a cancellation notice. Passengers holding a ticket for which the first trip’s scheduled departure has not yet passed and is no later than Monday, February 24, have the option of autonomously cancelling online for a full refund with no service charges, even if additional segments fall after February 24. Passengers may also get a refund for a return ticket scheduled after February 24, as long as the first portion of the trip was scheduled no later than that date.

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