COVID-19: London, Ont. amongst areas to see lowered VIA Rail service – London |

COVID-19: London, Ont. among regions to see reduced VIA Rail service - London |

2022-01-14 21:23:37

VIA Rail introduced Thursday that it’s decreasing frequencies within the Quebec Metropolis-Windsor hall, together with routes that cease in London, Ont., starting Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Enterprise class may even be briefly suspended and enterprise lounges will probably be closed “till additional discover,” the passenger rail service stated. Alcohol service will probably be suspended on all trains.

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The adjustments, VIA Rail stated, observe adjustments to “journey demand” ensuing from tighter COVID-19 restrictions amid the Omicron wave.

“These selections, whereas tough, are per the balanced strategy we have now maintained all through the pandemic with a view to fulfill our essential public service mandate whereas proactively managing the monetary impacts on our operations,” president Cynthia Garneau stated in a launch saying the service adjustments.

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“Each change we have now made to our providers has been, and continues to be, carefully linked to the evolving well being disaster and following market demand.”

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As of Friday, trains 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 78 and 79 travelled via Toronto-London-Windsor, trains 84 and 87 travelled via Toronto-London-Sarnia and trains 82 and 83 travelled via Toronto-London.

Starting Wednesday, service via London will solely embrace trains 72, 73, 75 and 76 for Toronto-London-Windsor and one every day departure in each instructions for Toronto-London-Sarnia via trains 84 and 87.

A listing of different impacted routes alongside the Quebec Metropolis-Windsor hall might be discovered on VIA Rail’s web site.

VIA Rail added that as a result of discount in trains, some stops will probably be added to pick routes, which might lead to longer journey occasions.

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