Hudson bay train - extra service

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Hudson bay train - extra service

Postby Tadman » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:26 pm

I seem to recall hearing about Park cars being on the Hudson Bay train this winter/spring for extra service to see the northern lights. Anybody know about this or have a link to the right site? I cant find anything on the Via site. Thanks.
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Re: Hudson bay train - extra service

Postby Mark0f0 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:55 pm

They'd be using the older, non-Prestige'd Park cars. So you should be able to determine this by looking up what they're actually selling on the various trains using the VIA website. "Cabin for 3".
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Re: Hudson bay train - extra service

Postby Ken V » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:23 pm

I also heard this, however,
VIA Rail wrote:A Park car will be added to the following trains and dates:

Train 693: June 26 to Aug 9 and Oct 2 to Nov 8
Train 692: June 30 to Aug 13 and Oct 6 to Nov 12
Train 690: June 28 to Aug 9 and Oct 4 to Nov 8
Train 691: July 1 to Aug 12 and Oct 7 to Nov 11

From http://www.viarail.ca/en/explore-our-de ... eper-class

It doesn't look like there will be a Park car for the northern lights.

The presence of a cabin for 3 does not guarantee a Park as bedroom A in a Chateau sleeper is also a cabin for 3.
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Re: Hudson bay train - extra service

Postby Ken V » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:38 pm

I have been informed that there will indeed be a Park dome car on the Churchill train during the aurora borealis season.

See: http://www.viarail.ca/en/explore-our-de ... es#summary
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