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VIA Rail Canada, a Crown corporation that provides intercity train services across Canada.

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Luggage storage / luggage check details at Vancouver, BC train station

I will likely be taking a train trip soon from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA, and I'd like to know some details about the luggage storage facilities at the Vancouver train station: Is there luggage ...
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How is the train ride from Jasper to Vancouver?

I'm planning to travel from Calgary to Jasper, and taking the train with Via Rail from Jasper to Vancouver. I was curious as how the train ride is from Jasper to Vancouver? I noticed on Google that ...
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Are trains stopping between stations to let passengers board/alight just a Canadian thing?

I happened to notice this little gem on the VIA Rail website On some VIA Rail routes, you can get off and on the train exactly where you want — even in places where there is no scheduled stop! The ...
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Per-route on-time performance for VIA rail

Is there anywhere to find per-route on-time performance for VIA Rail, similar to Amtrak's reports? All I found is a 2011 statistic for select routes and overall statistics for 2008-2013 in the 2013 ...
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Seat assignment on The Canadian

I've bought a ticket on the transcontinental train The Canadian (Toronto-Vancouver / Economy - Escape fare) but I have no assigned seat ("No seat assignment" in the electronic boarding pass they sent ...
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Is there any price difference in buying VIA rail tickets online vs. at the station?

I'm considering a long distance journey by train in Canada this summer. I don't have a Canadian credit card yet and my financial institution's debit card is not supported for VIA Rail Interac Online ...
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How to benefit from Hostelling International discount on Via Rail trains?

I would like to book a trip on Via Rail (the Canadian railway company) and I have seen that there is a partnership between Hostelling International and Via Rail for a 10% discount. I have searched a ...
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Via Rail Canada: What are the different booking classes?

Today, I tried to book a seat in a train on the Via Rail Canada Homepage. There are 6 different booking classes: SuperSaver Discounted Regular for both Economy and Business. While I can imagine the ...
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Map of ViaRail train stations in Canada

Is there a map of all stations served by ViaRail (passenger train carrier in Canada)? I could find a vague map of their main destinations, but I am looking for a more precise map. I would like to ...