Via Rail to Restore Service Linking Montreal with Halifax

By Anna Breuer on 25 February 2020
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Via Rail, Canada’s national intercity passenger train operator, announced plans to restore service between Montreal and Halifax.

The railroad said that full service between the two cities, dubbed the Ocean, will resume Friday.

The railroad said it had already brought back into operation multiple lines including Montreal-Ottawa, and Toronto to London-Windsor, Sarnia, and Niagara Falls.

Service had been suspended earlier in the month as the result of blockades on Canadian National Rail tracks that were erected by demonstrators protesting TransCanada’s proposed Coastal GasLink fracking pipeline.

Police on Monday moved to break up the blockade near a rail crossing in Ontario by members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in support of Indigenous groups who oppose the natural gas pipeline in British Columbia.

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