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Taking the train is investing your time well, since you can avoid traffic, bad weather and lineups at the airport.
Did you know that when you calculate the total duration of a trip, your car moves at about the same speed as the train when traffic is light and road conditions are good?
But, unlike the train, cars need to add 30 more minutes to the total length of the drive because of the traffic in the city centre.
In fact, when you take the train, you can be more productive because your hands are free and you can use your laptop or cellphone at any time.
Since flying is faster, it sometimes seems like it will save you time. But, when you add the lineups at security and when boarding, and the travel time between the airport and downtown, the length of your trip increases significantly.
Why waste time on a plane or in a car, when you can work with your laptop and cellphone on board a VIA Rail train?
*Three hours were added to the flight time to reflect the time spent travelling between downtown and the airport, and waiting at check-in and in luggage and security lineups.
“Everyone at VIA Rail is encouraged to develop ‘reduce, re-use, recycle’ strategies in the workplace and on board VIA’s trains. Furthermore, whereas the transportation industry is responsible for 26.98% of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, only 0.02% of these are produced by VIA! Each passenger on board a VIA Rail train only produces 0.08 kg* of CO2 emissions per trip.”
Source: 2008 Greenhouse Gas Inventory. For more information, visit Environment Canada at www.ec.gc.ca.
*Calculation based on total diesel fuel used for train operation in the Québec City – Windsor corridor and the total number of mile-seats available for the same year.