Discussion of Canadian Passenger Rail Services such as AMT (Montreal), Go Transit (Toronto), VIA Rail, and other Canadian Railways and Transit

Moderator: Ken V

  by Ken V
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
  by Backshophoss
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.
  by exvalley
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.
  by Backshophoss
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?
  by Ken V
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
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.
  by Ken V
From another topic:
Backshophoss wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:05 pm As long as the"First Nations" Rebel blockades Keep VIA locked out by CN, the Canadian is the connecting service that all the "remote service"
trains connect to,this has got to be driving VIA nuts.
This is what that writer doesn't understand at National Post .
Cross country Bus is a poor sub.
Figure that the Rocky Mountaineer is also locked out by CN/CP due to the "First Nations" Rebels.
Why has Ottawa allowed this mess to continue?
All the rail blockades have been taken down and most trains are running again. The exception is the Jasper / Prince Rupert (fka The Skeena) route.
https://www.viarail.ca/en/travel-adviso ... ion#tables