VIA Rail Canada Unveils New Prestige Class For The Canadian Plus New Business Cars

June 4, 2014

(VIA Press Release)

Montréal, May 29, 2014– VIA Rail Canada ( unveiled, for the first time yesterday, the full range of new train car equipment that is part of the government’s $1 billion investment in new infrastructure. The event took place at Rendez-vous Canada in Vancouver, the country’s definitive travel industry event. The equipment and renovations, an investment that underscores the importance of rail travel in Canada and re-affirms VIA Rail as one of the finest national rail services in the world. The cars shown last night to over 1,000 members of the North American and international travel industry include the Canadian’s new Prestige Class Sleeper; new and renovated cars including Dining, Manor, Château, Park, Skyline and Economy; and the recently inaugurated Business Class cars used on the popular Corridor route between Québec City and Windsor.

The Prestige Sleeper Class provides an exciting new level of comfort and service for travellers on the Canadian, one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Highlights of Prestige Class include: personalized dedicated service by the Prestige Concierge; a spacious cabin (50% larger than the current cabin for two in Sleeper Plus class); large windows (60% larger than the window in the Sleeper Plus cabin for two); private washroom with shower; flat-screen TV with video selection; minibar stocked with a selection of beverages and more.

From VIA’s Press Release, evening and daytime; and Business Class:

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