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  VIA Rail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
VIA Rail operates trains in eight Canadian provinces (all provinces except Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island) over a network spanning the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay.
VIA was not spared from further cutbacks in Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's government elected in 1993.
While VIA Rail is an independent federal Crown corporation mandated to operate as a business, it is hindered by the fact that it was created by an Order-in-Council of the Privy Council, and not from an actual legislation passed by Parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/VIA_Rail   (2330 words)

 VIA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Via is commonly used as a delineation of connection, e.g.
Via is a synonym for by means of, e.g.
A via (electronics) is a through-connection in a multi-layer printed circuit board or integrated circuit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/VIA   (232 words)

 VIA Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
VIA initially had a tremendous variety of and operated routes stretching from Sydney Nova Scotia to Prince Rupert British Columbia and north to Churchill Manitoba.
VIA also sought to its reliance on 30+ year old second-hand and placed a significant order with Bombardier for new high-speed locomotives and cars would be used in its corridor trains.
VIA was not spared from further cutbacks Prime Minister Jean Chrétien 's government elected in 1993.
www.freeglossary.com /VIA_Rail   (1831 words)

 Renaissance for passenger rail — Transport Minister announces $692.5 million in new funding for VIA Rail - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
VIA Rail Canada Inc., a Crown corporation, was created in 1977 to operate Canada's national passenger rail service.
VIA Rail's capital investment program, launched in the fall of 2000, is responding to the growing demand for a modern, efficient, coast-to-coast passenger rail service.
VIA Rail has purchased 21 new high-speed General Electric Genesis locomotives, which are helping to shorten trip times in VIA Rail's busiest markets.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2003/03-h125e.htm   (1487 words)

 VIA Rail: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
VIA Rail's corporate headquarters are in Montreal[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject], EHandler: no quick summary.
VIA was not spared from further cutbacks in Prime Minister Jean Chrétien[Click link for more facts about this topic]'s government elected in 1993.
Jean pelletier (born february 21 1935 in chicoutimi, quebec) is a canadian political operative and former head of via rail....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/via_rail2.htm   (6463 words)

 UTU: News
VIA Rail said it recognized and understood its responsibility to train all affected employees so that they might meet the qualifications of the new single craft.
VIA Rail was ordered to reform the seniority system and the process by which locomotive engineers are trained and selected from the ranks of the former UTU represented Via Rail conductors.
The CIRB also held that VIA Rail and the BLE were guilty of collusion in that they obviously combined their efforts to negotiate an agreement that failed to appropriately recognize the former conductors' and assistant conductors' rights to the newly created position of operating engineer.
www.utu.org /worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=19121   (786 words)

 VIA Rail at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The name "VIA Rail" originated in 1976 as a marketing term for the Canadian National Railway's passenger train services, which were in a state of decline.
VIA was created as a separate company by the Government of Canada in 1978 to take over these trains as well as the few remaining passenger services of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
VIA Rail's "transcontinental" service is provided by The Canadian, operating three times a week between Toronto and Vancouver in the west, and by The Ocean, operating six times a week between Montreal and Halifax in the east; "Corridor" trains between Toronto and Montreal connect the two routes.
www.wiki.tatet.com /VIA_Rail.html   (345 words)

 VIA Rail Canada is born - "On This Day" - CBC Archives
VIA Rail eventually takes possession of all CN and CP passenger equipment and personnel.
However, VIA Rail does not own a single rail line and must pay right of way fees to CN and CP and contract with them for maintenance.
By 2000, VIA Rail is carrying almost 4 million passengers a year.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-73-601-3161-20/that_was_then/politics_economy/via_rail_canada   (478 words)

 Radio-Canada | Régions | Nouvelles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Via Rail estime que plus de la moitié des retards de ses trains sont causés par le Canadien National (CN).
Via Rail reconnaît que le problème est grave et que les retards fréquents de ses trains risquent d'avoir des effets désastreux.
Via Rail affirme dépendre, trop souvent, des autres sociétés ferroviaires dont elle emprunte le réseau de chemin de fer et, surtout, du CN.
www.radio-canada.ca /regions/ottawa/nouvelles/200408/20/004-via_retards.shtml   (280 words)

 UTU fights for VIA Rail jobs
When a Canadian arbitrator mandated on November 26 that CN Rail accept the principles of the UTU/VIA/CN Transfer Agreement and allow former conductors and assistant conductors to return to CN Rail, the carrier started plans to appeal the decision on several grounds.
One of the major grounds of CN's appeal is the alleged collusion between the BLE and VIA Rail to eliminate the conductor and assistant conductor craft and to use the Transfer Agreement to shift VIA Rail's liabilities to CN Rail.
On November 26, VIA Rail advised, with the consent of the BLE, that it would sever its full employment relationship with the laid-off conductors/assistant conductors on November 29, which included wage entitlements, benefits and pensions, leaving them in a very precarious financial position.
www.utu.org /DEPTS/UTUNEWS/WEBPAPER/2000/0001/4.htm   (597 words)

 What really happened at Via Rail [Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen]
On March 7, 1997, Via Rail announced its initiative to merge the duties of the conductors with that of locomotive engineers.
Via Rail filed an application pursuant to Section 18 of the Canada Labor Code to consolidate the unions.
As a result, the BLE secured an agreement from Via Rail, which, in turn, secured assurances from CN, that conductors negatively impacted by the combined craft would have the right to receive training as locomotive engineers or to flow back to CN to work as conductors.
www.ble.org /pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=4166   (841 words)

 VIA Rail
VIA Rail Canada is an independent crown corporation, created in 1977.
VIA operates trains in all regions of Canada over a network stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay.
VIA keeps its fleet of LRC cars, stainless-steel cars and locomotives highly reliable and in top condition at three maintenance centers located in Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
www.travelsalesrep.com /viarail.htm   (322 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Via Rail
Via Rail links Halifax and Vancouver with more than 100 stations in between.
A Via Rail train crashes into a chain of freight cars near Thamesville, Ont., killing the train's engineer and an engineer-in-training.
Via refuses to widen doors for wheelchairs (Jan. 15, 2002)
www.cbc.ca /news/background/via   (542 words)

 VIA Rail Canada's Policies, Fares and Services for Children on the Train
Children under 24 months of age travel free on all VIA Rail trains unless a seat is required, in which case a child's ticket must be purchased.
VIA Rail Canada does permits children aged 8 to 11 to travel as unaccompanied minors ("UMs") under certain conditions.
In the event that a UM is not met by the authorized party at their destination, VIA Rail Canada has established policies to be followed by VIA Rail personnel that parents should be aware of.
www.hotelfun4kids.com /air-rail/viarail.htm   (1171 words)

 Amtrak and Via Rail Canada: Travelling Tips and Savings - Scenic Routes
Both Amtrak and Via Rail Canada offer beautiful routes, some of the finest in the world.
Via Rail passengers may join Rocky Mountaineer train tours at Banff by taking a Brewster Transportation coach from Jasper to Banff, or they may begin with Rocky Mountaineer Railtours in Vancouver, travel to Banff, and then take Brewster to Jasper National Park to join the Via Rail transcontinental route.
Via Rail's Chaleur heads overnight from Montreal toward Gaspé, passing through the lovely village of Percé and along the often beautiful coastline of the Baie des Chaleurs in the morning.
www.drvoyageur.com /amtrak.html   (2763 words)

 Amtrak and Via Rail Canada: Tips for Booking and Finding the Best Fares
With Amtrak and Via Rail Canada, your main concern is not the fare.
Private room sleeping accommodation on both Via Rail and Amtrak is horrifyingly expensive, with the budget group sleeping options available in Europe not found in North America.
Please be aware that Via Rail and especially Amtrak are political pawns.
www.drvoyageur.com /guides/amtrak-fare.html   (1314 words)

 VIA Rail Canada's Bras d'Or
The route of the Bras d'Or has much touristic promise, but VIA has failed (as of the date of our riding) in its effort both to promote the service to tourists and to integrate this train with the remainder of Canada's rail passenger services.
At a minimum, VIA will need to market the train more broadly, provide more frequent service, increase the station stops to provide service to the local communities it passes through, provide locally and community oriented fare incentives, and rationalize westward connections.
If VIA doesn't do some or all of these things, this train will be killed as a dreadful money loser with few having had the opportunity to enjoy its gentle grace and splendid panoramas.
www.billwood.com /trains/brasdor   (756 words)

 WebWire® | VIA Rail exceeds Kyoto targets
MONTREAL - Passenger rail is helping Canada meet tough targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), and proving itself as a sustainable passenger option for the future, VIA Rail Canada told observers and delegates attending the UN Climate Change Convention in Montreal yesterday.
VIA works continually to enhance rail services, believing that the passenger rail mode has the potential to divert many hundreds of thousands of car trips annually, considerably reducing annual overall transportation GHG emissions."
VIA Rail Canada operates passenger rail services across the country on behalf of the Government of Canada.
webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?SESSIONID=&aId=6440   (293 words)

 Rail Baltica, Via Baltica projects still far beyond the horizon
The Via Baltica plan covers over 200 kilometers of road in Latvia, and our total annual budget from the state is about 50 million lats.
Rail transport is more environmentally friendly than road transport, improves road safety, and is potentially much faster.
While the Via Baltica is based on an existing road network and can thus be implemented piecemeal, Rail Baltica would require construction from scratch, with all the cost and risk that entails.
www.baltictimes.com /news/articles/12353   (1082 words)

 VIA Rail / Canada Passes
The Canrailpass is valid for journeys on any VIA train, and on buses providing transfer between Moncton and Saint John.
The Corridorpass enables you to travel on VIA Rail trains in southern Québec and southern Ontario, that is, between Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Stratford, London, Sarnia and Windsor, including all stations between these cities.
The VIA 1 class Corridorpass entitles you to travel in VIA 1 class or Comfort class, subject to seat availability.
www.westernair.co.uk /viarail.html   (972 words)

 VIA Rail Canada / Travel, vacations and train tours
TM The VIA logo is a trademark owned and used by VIA Rail Canada Inc.
VIA Rail Canada: Travel by train for vacations or for business
VIA Rail Canada : Voyagez en train pour les vacances ou le travail
www.viarail.ca   (65 words)

 CTV.ca | Via Rail, union reach deal to avert strike
Via Rail reached a tentative agreement with its 350 locomotive engineers early Friday, avoiding a strike that could have ruined the holiday travel plans of thousands of Canadians.
"Via Rail Canada is pleased to announce that it has concluded a tentative agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, thus avoiding the possibility of a strike that could have begun on December 24," said Via Rail in a statement.
Via added it will release details of the deal following a vote be members of the union, which is "expected to be held in the coming days."
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051223/via051223/20051223?hub=TopStories   (464 words)

 UTU: News
VIA has sent Ottawa proposals for upgrading Canada's central railway corridor to carry faster trains, and federal sources have said the Crown corporation's proposals would require between $2-billion and $3-billion in investment.
Collenette told reporters he's investigating whether VIA could be allowed to raise money privately to help finance the fast-train rail system in Canada's central railway corridor.
According to ATAC, VIA has boosted the number of trains in the Central Canadian corridor to 283 from 198 over the last decade and has released plans to expand corridor service to close to 400 trains by 2006.
www.utu.org /worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=3977   (719 words)

 An Act respecting the commercialization of VIA Rail Canada Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This Act may be cited as the VIA Rail Commercialization Act.
The purpose of this Act is to provide for the privatization of VIA Rail by the sale of its shares.
(1) The shares of VIA Rail issued immediately prior to the coming into force of this section are hereby transferred to the Minister who, for the purposes of section 90 of the Financial Administration Act, is hereby authorized to acquire the shares.
www.parl.gc.ca /38/1/parlbus/chambus/house/bills/private/C-203/C-203_1/C-203_cover-E.html   (1242 words)

 City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Via Rail
As part of an investment program for VIA Rail by the federal government, the Kingston station has recently been renovated.
A new roof and tower, in line with VIA Rail Canada's new station image, complete the renovations.
The VIA station on Counter Street, opened in 1974, is one of VIA's most active, serving an average of 295,000 passengers per year.
www.cityofkingston.ca /residents/transportation/via.asp   (204 words)

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