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VIA Rail services to resume in Northern Manitoba on July 13

Montreal, July 12 2018VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) services between Winnipeg and Gillam will resume on Friday, July 13. Heavy rains in Northern Manitoba had caused the closure of a portion of the railway in the Thicket Portage area, thus forcing VIA Rail to cancel two departures earlier this week.

The next scheduled trains are:

Northbound |

Friday, July 13, between Thompson and Gillam (train #695)

Sunday, July 15, between The Pas and Gillam (train # 691)

Southbound |

Saturday, July 14, between Gillam and The Pas (train #690)

Monday, July 16, between Gillam and Winnipeg (train #692)

For more information, travellers are invited to visit or contact a sales representative by phone, by dialing 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (TTY for deaf or hard of hearing).

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada’s national rail passenger service, VIA Rail ( and all its employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada, and about 180 more communities through intermodal partnerships, and safely transports approximately 4.4 million passengers annually. The Corporation has been awarded five Safety Awards and three Environment Awards by the Railway Association of Canada since 2007. Visit the “About VIA Rail” section at: