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VIA Rail trains cancelled between Toronto and London due to CPR Strike

By shost at 11:52 am on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Well, wouldnt’ you know it, VIA Trains appear to be re-routed via Brantford only because the West Toronto diamond (Crossing of the VIA/GO route with the CP freight corridor) is controlled by the CPR RTC’s – who are on strike.

As a result, any passengers using VIA trains on the Toronto, Georgetown, Guelph, Kitchener route are using alternate methods of transportation (A bus, or Taxi) until the strike is resolved.

GO is not saying if Kitchener GO trains were affected or not, anyone know? Seems not, but seems a bit crazy if a union would allow a GO train through but not VIA on the same crossing.

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Comment by Tim

May 23, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

VIA doesn’t say anything about that route being effected, although it does mention the Toronto – Ottawa route: http://www.viarail.ca/en/canadian-pacific-72-hour-strike-notice

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Comment by Sean

May 23, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

No issues with GO trains today.

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Comment by shost

May 23, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

Right, but the arrival/departure for VIA 85 today indicate it was re-routed, and then there is this:

http://www.570news.com/news/local/article/365582–via-rail-contingency-plan-for-cp-strike

Curious to know what actually happened… I find it hard to believe the CPR crossing near London and/or West Toronto could cause this..

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