The Ghost Train Returns: VIA Rail Canada’s Saturday morning train from Windsor and Chatham to Toronto will return on Halloween

October 23, 2015

VIA Rail Canada is reinstating the early morning train from Windsor and Chatham to Toronto on Saturdays starting on October 31st. The early evening service from Toronto to Windsor on Fridays will also be reinstated, providing extra capacity at this peak travel time.Website Insert Start Here copy

Both services had been suspended since 2012 as part of a series of austerity measures to cope with a cut to VIA Rail’s operating budget made by the previous federal government, with the train idling in London on Friday nights instead of continuing to Windsor. The restoration of these services was one of the low-cost measures to improve mobility options for local communities proposed in the Network Southwest report.

Read the full story from the Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance by clicking here.

 

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