VIA Rail trains delayed again due to protests
A Via rail train is seen in this file photo. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)
Published Saturday, January 5, 2013 5:57PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:33PM EST
Via Rail says a First Nations' railroad blockade in Marysville, near Kingston, affects the transportation of passengers between Toronto/Montreal and Toronto/Ottawa in both directions.
In a media release, Via Rails says, "there is no definitive timeline when the blockade will be lifted. Delays are to be expected. VIA Rail's foremost priority is to ensure that our customers reach their destinations as comfortably and safely as possible. Passengers with itineraries passing through the site of the blockade will be accommodated with bus transportation."
Passengers travelling soon may want to call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) to speak with an agent or follow Via Rail on twitter or Facebook at:
On December 30th, about 2,500 Via Rail passengers were delayed for hours when First Nations protesters first blocked the rail tracks in the Marysville area between Kingston and Belleville.
That affected passengers on 12 trains travelling to and from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.