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Via Rail Canadian railway company

  • Place Ville Marie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3B 4S1 View on Map


  • Founded Date January 12, 1977
  • Sectors Trade and Technician Egg
  • Posted Jobs 2
  • Viewed 159
  • Founded Since 1850
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Company Description

Via Rail Canada Inc. (reporting mark VIA), operating as Via Rail or Via, is a Canadian Crown corporation that is mandated to operate intercity passenger rail service in Canada.

Via Rail operates over 500 trains per week across eight Canadian provinces and 12,500 kilometres (7,800 mi) of track, 97 percent of which is owned and maintained by other railway companies, mostly by Canadian National Railway (CN). Via Rail carried approximately 4.39 million passengers in 2017, the majority along the Corridor routes connecting the major cities of the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor, and had an on-time performance of 73 percent.

Reimagining the Canadian journey

We have been working hard on modernizing our services and infrastructure. We want to offer our passengers a safe, more reliable and enjoyable experience while helping to protect the environment and boost the Canadian economy. We are setting the groundwork for the future of sustainable travel in Canada.

High Frequency Rail


The Fleet Replacement Program is a building block of our modernization plan which will help VIA Rail contribute to building a more connected Canada. Starting in 2022, VIA Rail will begin deployment of a new generation of trains on the Quebec City-Windsor corridor that will transform the travel experience for Canadians. A more comfortable, sustainable and accessible service, improving the environmental footprint through advanced energy-efficient technology. Get ready to experience this new adventure with us!

Fleet Replacement Program

VIA Workers

Modernization of our Toronto and Montréal Maintenance Centers 

A key component of our modernization plan

The modernization of our Toronto and Montréal maintenance facilities is an integral part of our Fleet Replacement Program in the Corridor. While continuing to maintain and service the existing fleet, these centers will be renovated and upgraded to service our 32 new trains. The Toronto and Montréal Maintenance Centers and their employees are key players in ensuring the reliability of the new fleet.

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