VIA Rail Canada Reports Record Ridership in 2019

With a record breaking five million passengers travelling by train in 2019, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced today that it recorded its highest annual ridership in the last three decades. This represents a 5.5 % increase in passengers compared to 2018.   “We are gratified and inspired by the confidence so many Canadians placed in VIA Rail last year and are determined to be part of their travel plans as we emerge from the pandemic.” said VIA Rail Chairperson of the Board, Françoise Bertrand. “These positive results reflect our commitment to being the smarter way to travel in Canada. As we continue to move forward with the modernization of Canada’s passenger rail service, we always keep in mind what is at the heart of our actions: to move people safely and sustainably. We thank the Government of Canada for their ongoing support for VIA Rail’s transformation and remain committed to modernizing our services and infrastructure in the years ahead.”

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: June 26, 2020