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VIA Rail town hall meeting – future of passenger rail – TONIGHT, 7 PM @ Region HQ

By shost at 10:49 am on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tonight is the VIA Rail town hall meeting in downtown Kitchener , hosted by the Region of Waterloo. All are encouraged to attend, and also to write their MP and MPP to protest the reduction in rail services in Canada:

When Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Region of Waterloo Administrative Headquarters Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Downtown Kitchener.
Contact: Cheryl Cook Planning, Housing and Community Services 519-575-4047 | ChCook@regionofwaterloo.ca
Details and a map, click here:

http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/gettingaround/resources/VIARailTownHallMeeting.pdf

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Did you have the thanksgiving weekend passenger rail blues?

By shost at 10:54 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thankfully, for the most part we were largely unaffected by the  issue I am about to discuss РSarnia/Guelph trains were slightly affected by the King Rd underpass project.

Simply put – A new underpass is being constructed at King Rd just east of Aldershot. Most VIA trains on the South Mainline were cancelled for *thanksgiving day weekend* due to CN’s schedule of the work during the holidays. CN would not give VIA the time of day on their purpose built shoo fly track (to run-around the construction) and VIA re-routed only a handful of trains through Guelph/London to get around everything.

So for the three busiest days of the travel season, most trains were cancelled or switched to a bus.

Here’s why:

http://cms.burlington.ca/Page9311.aspx

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Town Hall meeting on future of Passenger Rail in Canada

By shost at 8:06 am on Saturday, October 6, 2012

Surely as a reader of this site you are perplexed at the future of Rail Transit in Canada – VIA Rail cuts, The “Northlander” ¬†ends, with much more to come.

Want to get involved? Then visit this event arranged by Transport Action Canada:

Event:

Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Town Hall Meeting on the future of passenger rail in Canada
Start:
October 25, 2012 7:00 pm
End:
October 25, 2012 9:00 pm
Updated:
September 27, 2012

Place TBD – watch this link for more on where this meeting will be held:

http://nationaldreamrenewed.com/town-hall/kitchener-waterloo-cambridge-town-hall-meeting-on-the-future-of-passenger-rail-in-canada/

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