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Date: 11/21/21 06:41
Today's "Ocean" Cancelled
Author: DrawingroomA

Due to expected severe weather in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, today's Ocean has been cancelled. I suppose "postponed by 24 hours" would be more accurate as #14 will operate Monday. VIA warns that further changes could happen depending on the weather forecast.

My friends and I have re-booked for next week. As usual, the Moncton call centre staff have been very efficient.



Date: 11/23/21 16:55
Re: Today's "Ocean" Cancelled
Author: MEKoch

I had always hoped that VIA would not be the wimpy railroad, that Amtrak is, and cancel trains as soon as any adverse weather is rumored.  



Date: 11/24/21 20:18
Re: Today's "Ocean" Cancelled
Author: DrawingroomA

MEKoch Wrote:
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> I had always hoped that VIA would not be the wimpy
> railroad, that Amtrak is, and cancel trains as
> soon as any adverse weather is rumored.

Horrendous weather hit the eastern part of Nova  Scotia and south-western Newfoundland. It could have easily hit the Halifax area.  If VIA had not postponed #14 and the storm had been a little further west - as was predicted by Environment Canada, not a rumour - there could have been a serious issue. Many questions could be asked as to why VIA operated a train under those circumstances.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/flooding-cape-breton-guysborough-storm-1.6260477

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/davey-fraser-parks-canada-employee-1.6261225
 



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