VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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Following a notice from the infrastructure owner, CN Rail, that they are no longer in a position to fulfill their obligations under the Train Service Agreement between VIA Rail and CN Rail, VIA Rail has no other option but to cancel all of its services on the network with the exception of Sudbury-White River (CP Rail) and Churchill-The Pas (Hudson Bay Railway), until further notice.
https://media.viarail.ca/en/press-relea ... s-services
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Re: VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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follow up:
VIA Rail cancels trains across Canada, CN shuts down Eastern Canada network amid pipeline protests
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/via-rail- ... -1.4811036
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Re: VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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Did CN basicly "Lockout" VIA Rail from running service on the corridors? Toronto-Montreal, Toronto-Windsor,and Toronto-Ottawa?
This will Hurt VIA big time,Recovery may not be possible the longer the blockades last.
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Re: VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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This is not just about First Nation peoples trying to protect their land. Quite the opposite. All 22 of the First Nation tribes whose lands are actually impacted by the pipeline have signed off on the pipeline. Those tribes will receive funding for job training, education, community development, and elder care.

The protesters are largely backed by multinational environmental groups.

I don’t know the answer here, but the situation is not as simple as people are suggesting.

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Re: VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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Ther's word that Amtrak will be effected by the Blockades as well,68,69 the Adirondack is the first to stop running after today.
How long before the Maple Leaf to/from Toronto,or the Cascades in/out of Vancouver BC get stopped as well?
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Re: VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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Backshophoss wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:17 am
or the Cascades in/out of Vancouver BC
Already happened in Vancouver.
In a tweet, Amtrak said it had cancelled train 516 to Vancouver. The train returned to Bellingham where passengers were loaded onto busses to complete the journey
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An evening southbound train on the same route was also cancelled.
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-protest ... -1.4813649

The affected tracks are also used by BNSF freight trains.
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Re: VIA cancels most of its trains across Canada following CN notice

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This is getting out of hand why are these "First Nations" rebels doing this?
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