Blockades affecting 691 trains and more than 123 000 passengers


Blockades affecting 691 trains and more than 123 000 passengers


Feb. 22, 2020

Global Korean Post


VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail announced that full weekday service between Montréal and Ottawa will resume starting Monday, February 24.


While most of services remain suspended, trains between Toronto-London-Windsor, Toronto-Sarnia, Toronto-Niagara and Montreal-Ottawa will be in operation.


Since all other VIA Rail services remain cancelled 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.


As of February 21, 691 trains have been cancelled because of the blockades. More than 123 000 passengers have been affected.

Route Service Cancelled until
Montréal-Québec City Cancelled Sunday February 23
Toronto-Ottawa Cancelled Tuesday, February 25
Toronto-Montréal Cancelled Tuesday, February 25
Senneterre-Jonquière Cancelled Tuesday, February 25
The Ocean Cancelled Tuesday, February 25
Winnipeg-The Pas Cancelled Friday, February 28
Prince Rupert- Prince George -Jasper Cancelled Friday, February 28
The Canadian Cancelled Friday, February 28


Passengers holding a ticket for which the first trip’s scheduled departure has not yet passed and is no later than March 2, have the option of autonomously cancelling online for a full refund with no service charges, even if additional segments fall after March 2.


Passengers may also get a refund for a return ticket scheduled after March 2, as long as the first portion of the trip was scheduled no later than that date.