24 more reasons to ride VIA Rail’s Ocean train during the holidays

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:30

On November 11, an advertising campaign announcing "a wave of new holiday departures" was launched in several cities, including Halifax, Truro, Amherst, Sackville, Moncton, Bathurst, Campbellton, Mont-Joli, Rimouski and Montréal.

Departures for the Ocean during the holidays are scheduled as follows: 
 
From Montréal to Halifax – train No. 14 
Wednesday, December 17
Thursday, December 18*
Friday, December 19
Sunday, December 21
Monday, December 22*
Tuesday, December 23
Friday, December 26
Sunday, December 28
Monday, December 29*
Tuesday, December 30
Friday, January 2
Sunday, January 4

From Halifax to Montréal – train No. 15
Wednesday, December 17
Friday, December 19
Saturday, December 20*
Sunday, December 21
Tuesday, December 23
Friday, December 26
Saturday, December 27*
Sunday, December 28
Tuesday, December 30
Friday, January 2
Saturday, January 3*
Sunday, January 4

*Additional departures

Since 1904, the Ocean travels on 1,346 kilometers of tracks along the St. Lawrence, through the Matapedia valley, linking the cities of Campbellton, Moncton, Truro and Halifax, with central and western Canada. Every year, this service - with its 28 stops - offers tens of thousands of passengers from across Canada and the world the opportunity to discover the Eastern Canadian provinces. A Wi-Fi connection is available in the service cars. The Ocean service celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014.

For more information regarding the holiday schedule and VIA Rail's Sleeper Plus class or to book a journey anywhere on the network, visit viarail.ca or call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842 7245) or 1 800 268 9503 (ATS for the hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across Canada, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and was the recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Read more about our transformation at www.viarail.ca/transformingVIA.

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Information:
Mylène Bélanger
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
VIA Rail Canada
514 871-6137 | 1 877 393-8787
mylene_belanger@viarail.ca | media@viarail.ca