Monday, July 27, 2009

Via Discounts Tickets As Trains Run Again

The destination board reads services 'on time' at Central Station in Montreal Sunday after the VIA Rail locomotive engineers strike had ended and regular services would resume later Sunday evening. Photograph by: Graham Hughes, The Gazette

From The CBC:

Via Rail said Monday its rail service should be back to normal following its two-day strike, and the company is now looking for ways to win back the hearts of its customers.

So far, the passenger service is offering discounts of 60 per cent to all its destinations. But travellers must buy their tickets by midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, and must take their trips by Dec. 14.

Federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose said she has personally thanked both Via Rail and the engineers union for getting the trains moving again.

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Update: Strike's over: Via Rail back on track -- Montreal Gazette

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