December 12, 2018

Dear colleagues and partners,

We are pleased to inform you that today, VIA Rail Canada is moving forward in our plan to acquire a new fleet for the Quebec City – Windsor corridor. This acquisition represents a $989 million investment towards safe, modern, accessible, and comfortable trains to ensure our customers love the way they travel.

Please see:
•        Announcement via Facebook Live
•        Informational Video

VIA Rail undertook a fair, open, rigorous and transparent procurement process following the best international practices in this field. VIA Rail was able to obtain the best value for money for all Canadians. We will continue to manage the next steps of the fleet replacement with the same rigor and diligence, with the aim of securing the best outcome for Canadians.

Renewing our fleet is a key part of our transformation plan to become the smarter way to travel. Thanks to the investments made by the Government of Canada, we are enhancing the experience of our travelers and we are on our way to leading Canadians towards a more sustainable future.

I will be pleased to answer any question you may have.

Eve-Danièle Veilleux
Conseillère, relations gouvernementales, bureau du président et chef de la direction
Advisor, Governmental Relations, Office of the President and CEO

VIA Rail Canada
3 Place Ville Marie, Suite 500 - Montréal - Québec - H3B 2C9
T : 514-871-6096

3 Place Ville Marie, Suite 500, Montréal, Québec, H3B 2C9