Via Rail services between Quebec City, Windsor cut by 50%

Via Rail announced it will begin cutting train services running between Quebec City and Windsor by 50 per cent on Tuesday until March 27 in an attempt to help curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Affected routes will include trains moving from Toronto to Ottawa, London, Sarnia and Windsor, as well as those advancing through Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa.

“To support the ongoing efforts deployed by the public health authorities across the country to limit the COVID-19 propagation, including recommendations for social distancing and in order to further reduce health risks to our passengers and employees, VIA Rail Canada announces a reduction of some of its services as well as additional preventive measures,” the train company said in a statement.

They said regional services from Sudbury to White River, Winnipeg to Churchill and Senneterre to Jonquière will continue to operate according to their respective schedules with no change.

Both The Canadian, which runs from Toronto to Vancouver, and trains running between Prince Rupert, Prince George and Jasper have been cancelled.

Neither business or economy class passengers will be offered the usual food or beverage services, said Via Rail.

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