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Checked baggage

CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Trois articles

2 large checked items

Maximum weight per item: 23 kg (50 lb.)

                          Maximum linear dimensions per item: 158 cm (62 in.)
 

A baby (up to age 2) without a paid seat (sitting on their parent’s lap) is only entitled to the carry-on baggage allowance, while an infant with a seat is entitled to the checked baggage allowance.

Checked baggage includes suitcases, backpacks, sporting goods (golf bags, skis, etc.), and musical instruments (restrictions apply).

Items weighing more than 32 kg (70 lb.) or measuring more than 180 cm (71 in.) are not permitted, unless they are considered oversized outdoor equipment (bicycles, canoes, skis, etc.) *Please note some items require 48hr notice.

If you intend to make a connection with one of our partners, please visit their website for complete details on their baggage policy.

Remember to label each piece of baggage with your name, home address, telephone number and email address.
 

Verify that your train offers a checked baggage service: A checked baggage service is available at some stations and on a certain number of trains. Before travelling, be sure to confirm that this service is offered on your train. In stations where this service is offered, baggage must be checked at least 45 minutes before departure at terminal stations and 30 minutes at intermediate stations. Also, be sure to confirm at what time your station opens.

Trains without baggage cars: If your train does not have a baggage car, the checked baggage service will not be offered. You will therefore have to comply with the carry-on baggage policy.

*For security reasons, baggage is not allowed on board without its owner. The transport of bicycles is an exception to this regulation.

 

Maximum size and weight restrictions

 

DESCRIPTION

FEES

OVERWEIGHT BAGGAGE

Between 23 and 32 kg (50 and 70 lb.)

$40 (tax included) per item and per direction

OVERSIZED BAGGAGE

Between 158 and 180 linear cm (62 and 71 linear in.)

· Linear dimensions = length + width + height

$40 (tax included) per item and per direction

EXTRA BAGGAGE


Maximum 3 additional items per person

 

$40 (tax included) per item and per direction

 

*Surcharges for overweight or oversized items do not apply when you pay for extra baggage.

Stations served by regional/remote trains

 

Regional Services

    • MTRL–JONQ: to/from or within Rivière à Pierre and Jonquière
    • MTRL-SENN: to/from or within La Tuque and Senneterre
    • TRTO-WNPG: to/from or within Lake Forrest, McKee’s Camp, Felix, Ruel, Westree, Gogama, Foleyet, Oba, Hornepayne, Hillsport, Caramat, Nakina, Auden, Ferland, Mud River, Armstrong, Collins CT / HC, Richan, Red Lake Road, Canyon, Farlane, Reddit, Minaki, Ottermare, Malachi, Copelands Landing, Rice Lake, Winnitoba, Ophir, Brereton Lake
    • WNPG – TPAS – CHUR
    • SUDB – WHTR: Train 185 and 186

Fees for transporting food

Food and liquids must be transported in hermetically sealed boxes secured with adhesive tape, and must be claimed immediately on arrival.

Perishable goods stored in bags or Styrofoam containers are not accepted. Items accepted at certain remote stations: VIA recognizes that people living in certain remote communities with limited transportation options will sometimes need to bring non-standard items on board.

NON-STANDARD ITEMS THAT MAY BE ACCEPTED:

Checked items

Fee

Conditions

Animal carcass

$25 each

Trains 185 and 186 only

Appliances

$30 each

Stoves, fridges, water tanks

ATVs/motorboats/snowmobiles

$75 ea.

Trains 185 and 186 only

Bicycles/

Tandem bicycles

$25 each

$50 each

Per direction

Bird carcass

$5 each

Trains 185 and 186 only

Building materials other

$10 each

windows, doors, shingles, concrete mix, etc.

Canoes

$100 each
 

Trains 185 and 186 only: $50 per train

Courier Service: Parcels/Letters

$15 each

Trains 185 and 186 only

Extra baggage

$40 per piece

Trains 185 and 186 only: $25 per train

Fuel – 5-gallon

$5 each

Trains 185 and 186 only

Furniture

$30 each

Game animal carcasses

$75 each

Restricted to regional trains / Per train, regardless of passenger fare.

Garbage / Recycling

$3

Must be properly packaged and sealed

Glass panes

$50 each

Restricted to regional trains –

Max. 48 in. x 48 in.

Grocery boxes

$3 each

Restricted to regional trains / Per box and per direction.

First 2 items are free.

Jugs of drinking water

N/A

Restricted to regional trains / Counts towards checked baggage allowance.

Kayaks

$100 each 

Trains 185 and 186 only: $50 per train

Lawn mowers (drained)

$25 each

Lumber

$2 each

Includes: 2X4, 2X6, 2X8, plywood sheet

Miniature fridges

$50 each

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 50 lb.

Outboard motor

$25 each

Trains 185 and 186 only

Oversized box

(greater than 71")

$40

Trains 185 and 186 only.

Overweight box

(greater than 70 lb.)

$40

Trains 185 and 186 only.

Pallets of worms/bait

$3

Trains 185 and 186 only

Minimum $15 charge

Propane tanks – 20 lb.

$5 ea.

Trains 185 and 186 only

Skis and golf bags

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Skis of any size and golf bags are permitted at no extra charge.

Small stoves

$50 ea.

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 50 lb.

Space: 0.9 x 0.9 x 1.5 m

 (3 x 3 x 5 ft.)

$75 per trip

Trains 185 and 186 only

Space must be reserved through our call centre.

Space: 1.5 x 1.5 x 3 m

(5 x 5 x 10 ft.)

$125 per trip

Trains 185 and 186 only

Space must be reserved through our call centre.

Space: 3 x 3 x 6 m

(10 x 10 x 20 ft.)

$250 per trip

Trains 185 and 186 only

Space must be reserved through our call centre.

Tow bars or trailer hitches

N/A

Restricted to regional trains / Counts towards checked baggage allowance

Treated lumber

$1 per piece

Restricted to regional trains

–5 x 10 x 244 cm (2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft.)
–5 x 15 cm x 244 cm (2 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft.)
–5 x 15 cm x 366 cm (2 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft.)

Vinyl floor coverings

$5 each

Restricted to regional trains /

Max. 10 x 120 in.

 Planning to transport a watercraft?

If you book your trip online: Please send us an email with your confirmation number and the leg of the trip you’d like us to transport your watercraft, and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.

If you book by phone: Please inform the agent that you’d like to transport a watercraft.
Sailboards and masts are transported at the owner’s risk.