VIA Rail reduces Montreal-Halifax service



Cuts undermine recent investment to national passenger railway

HARTLAND, AB -- Harold Nicholson, president of the public transportation users and advocacy group, Transport Action Atlantic, said the announcement of yet more cuts to Canada's nationwide rail passenger service is wrong and inexplicable given this federal government's recent investment of $923 million in a renewal of Via Rail Canada's trains, stations and other assets.

"While the rest of the G20 nations invest heavily and wisely in expanding their rail passenger services, Canada's longstanding policy of cutting Via continues," said Nicholson. "These cuts are wrong to the core and the destructiveness of this latest round will soon become apparent, much to the detriment of the more than four million passengers who use VIA annually."

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