Hudson Bay Line to Churchill/VIA Service Suspensions

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Re: Hudson Bay Line to Churchill/VIA Service Suspensions

Postby NS VIA FAN » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:52 am

dowlingm wrote:
NS VIA FAN wrote:Now is the time for the First Nations to assume operation of the VIA trains between The Pas and Churchill. Really no need for a train to run all the way to Winnipeg.

Keewatin Rail which already operates the passenger trains to Pukatawagan is based in The Pas

Depends on the traffic though. Churchill trains have tourist traffic which may be dissuaded by a two seat ride.

Perhaps during Polar Bear Season...a month or so a year. Other than that....very little traffic to warrent a train between The Pas and Winnipeg.
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Re: Hudson Bay Line to Churchill/VIA Service Suspensions

Postby Rockingham Racer » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:48 pm

Does Polar Bear season coincide with Northern Lights season?
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Re: Hudson Bay Line to Churchill/VIA Service Suspensions

Postby Ken V » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:48 pm

VIA has announced that service to Churchill will resume on Sunday December 2.
VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is pleased to announce that passenger train service will resume in northern Manitoba, between Gillam and Churchill, on December 2, 2018. Trains will once again travel in both directions, according to the regular schedule that was in effect prior to the suspension of service in spring 2017. ... 80671.html
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First VIA Train in 18 months arrives in Churchill

Postby marquisofmississauga » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:44 am

There is other coverage, such as CTV news and the Winnipeg Free Press. This is from the CBC: ... -1.4932087
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