- Here's a story that seems relevant to the debate we've been seeing over
the past couple of days:
Derailment forces Via Rail to switch to buses
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Via Rail says all of its passenger train service between Montreal and
Quebec City will be replaced by motorcoaches Thursday - in both
The change comes after a freight train derailment closed the Canadian
National main line Wednesday night.
Via says the alternative service will operate at scheduled departure
times and will make all regular stops.
Via says it will revert to its normal service as soon as the rail line
The company does not expect overnight train service between Montreal,
Gaspe and Halifax to be affected Thursday night.
© Canadian Press 2005
Washington DC/Mount Rainier, Maryland
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