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

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  by dowlingm
 
VIA has officially announced 641 to operate Mon-Thurs from Ottawa at 4.19am and arriving in Toronto at 8.48am.
https://media.viarail.ca/en/press-relea ... nd-toronto

This is in lieu of the clamoured for return of 651 (Kingston-Toronto). Presumably there is a desire not to stable Ventures overnight in Kingston for now, or anything else either.

Balancing this equipment allocation, train 644 (currently Fri-Sun between Toronto and Ottawa) becomes a 7-day service.
  by dowlingm
 
In true “we did this because a politician wouldn’t stop asking” style, the 641 was a Venture for first run and photo opportunities, and the expected P42-HEP2 (x3)-HEP1 (x1) thereafter.