VIA Rail Canada
Established in 1977, Via Rail Canada is the country's national passenger rail service. Featuring a fleet of 396 passenger cars and 78 active locomotives, VIA operates up to 497 trains weekly on 12,500 kilometres of track and serves 450 communities across Canada.
In Western Canada, VIA provides year-round, all-weather services, including the legendary Canadian train operating between Toronto and Vancouver three times per week. VIA also operates regional services in the West, between Jasper, Alberta and Prince Rupert, British Columbia; and between Winnipeg and Churchill, Manitoba.
In the Ontario - Quebec Corridor, VIA provides intercity passengers with fast, convenient and affordable service between Canada’s largest business centrers.
VIA also operates trains to remote communities in northern Quebec and Ontario, on routes designated by the Government to meet regional transportation needs.
In Eastern Canada VIA provides train service three times per week between Montreal and Gaspé and between Montreal and Halifax on board the Ocean.
Year built: 1977
Train type: Overnight on Train