VIA Rail COVID-19 update

To support the ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Federal Retirees preferred partner VIA Rail has introduced some service changes including modifications to its onboard services, additional cleaning and disinfecting measures, as well as train cancellations.

Starting June 23, all passengers are required to wear a face mask on VIA RAIL trains and in all stations.

On May 6, 2020, VIA Rail extended the suspension of the Canadian and the Ocean services, its long-distance routes, and the suspension of the Sleeper class on the Winnipeg-Churchill route until November 1, 2020. Visit VIA Rail’s online media centre to read the full press release.

For more information about how VIA Rail is addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, visit VIA Rail’s COVID-19 FAQ page

For our latest information about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak including news from Federal Retirees preferred partners, please visit our COVID-19 Information Hub.


Last updated: June 29, 2020