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Accessibility Web

VIA Rail is happy to provide accessibility to individuals with disabilities. We recognize the importance of providing a website as accessible as possible to all users. 



We hope that the design and layout meets your needs, and we will continue to work to improve the accessibility and usability of the website on an ongoing basis. We are committed to complying with the standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA. Please note that all external links from VIA Rail website may have limited accessibility.

Here are some specifications regarding the usage of the booking engine:

For screen readers

Please directly enter the date with the following format : 2 digits month / 2 digits day / 4 digits year. Depending on the screen reader, the calendar widget may not be convenient.

For keyboard controls:

Tab to the button and press Enter to launch a keyboard aware datepicker control.

  • Day navigation: Ctrl + ← → ↑ ↓
  • Previous month: Page Up
  • Next month: Page Down
  • Close datepicker (without selecting date): Escape
  • Select highlighted date and close datepicker: Enter


Beyond Web Accessibility: services on board or at the station

Whether at the station or onboard our trains, take advantage of all our specific and adapted services.
Find out what we can do for you