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Date: 09/12/22 06:18
ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: whitefish

What days does #2 run from Vancouver and #1 run from Toronto?
Thanks



Date: 09/12/22 06:38
Re: ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: exrtc

1 leaves Toronto Wednesday and Sunday.  2 leaves Vancouver Monday and Friday.

Chris Rye



Date: 09/12/22 10:46
Re: ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: P

I still can't believe they only operate 2 days a week.

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Date: 09/12/22 13:59
Re: ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: exrtc

It was three, then two and a half, now two.  The writing is on the wall.  Death by a thousand cuts.

Chris Rye
 



Date: 09/13/22 05:17
Re: ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: DrawingroomA

During the worst part of the pandemic there was no Canadian. Then there was once a week service only between Vancouver and Winnipeg. It has gradually restored to pre-pandemic levels. Of course, twice a week is not enough, but it is an excellent train. Since early May the consist has been 21 cars which includes two dining cars, nine Manor-series sleepers, two Prestige sleepers and a total of four domes. Most of the summer season has been sold out in cabins, and even berths and coach seats on many days.  It is still  a busy train.



Date: 09/13/22 19:45
Re: ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: viatrainrider

I don't believe death by a thousand cuts.  The last time I has in WPG I was told by good authority that it took a huge amount of work by available staff to get the second train going again.  Just getting staff trained for the second train of up to 21 or so cars was a big project.  Ordering a big amount of additional food and beverages to stock two diners, three Skylines, and a Park car at Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver involves detail work along with huge carts of linens.  The second train was a big additional operation involving many people.  Not to mention getting new cooperation from CN!!  We will see what happens next year.
I know of people who worked hard to get the second train up and running.  No thousand cuts here but hard work by some decicated VIA people.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/22 19:51 by viatrainrider.



Date: 09/15/22 04:37
Re: ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: march_hare

Eagerly anticipating my third and fourth rides on this train, coming up in another 6 weeks. 



Date: 09/15/22 08:32
Re: ViaRail Trains #1 and #2
Author: viatrainrider

Have a great trip!!



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