Your new head office
Continue your working day as you travel, and be more productive. You also get the benefit of on-time arrivals and departures, and free on-board Wi-Fi, as well as downtown-to-downtown service. There are a lot of advantages to travelling by train. Here are just a few:
You can use your cellphone any time you like.
Compare the train with the car and plane, and see how much productive time you can save.
Toronto – Montréal
Total travel time: 5 h 29 min
5 h 29 min
Total travel time: 5 h 41 min
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Advantage of the train vs. the car: going by train allows you to use your entire travelling time productively! A train travels at roughly the same speed as your car, assuming you don’t hit any bad weather en route. However, 30 minutes have been added to the length of the car journey so as to take downtown traffic into account.
Advantage of the train vs. the plane: flying time is perhaps shorter, but waiting in airport line-ups, boarding, and travel between the airport and downtown take so much time that, all things considered, going by train is often faster.
*3 hours have been added to the flight time to account for time spent travelling between airports and downtown, and check-in, luggage and security line-ups.
Why waste productive time on the plane when you can work on board between Toronto and Montréal with VIA Rail?
Find out how much productive time you can save between the following other cities:
Reduce your carbon footprint with VIA Rail.
“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.