UPDATE: VIA Rail, Union Extend Negotiations

The trains are still running as VIA Rail Canada continues to negotiate with the union representing some 2,400 VIA Rail employees working in its stations, on board its trains, in its maintenance centres, the VIA Customer Centre, and administrative offices.

Talks between VIA Rail and Unifor are continuing and the strike deadline has now been pushed back to 6:00 pm (ET) today (July 11, 2022)

Previously the strike deadline was 4:00 p.m. (ET) today.

Some services for Monday, July 11 may be impacted. For the latest updates on train status, go to www.viarail.ca.

Martin R. Landry, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “VIA Rail remains committed to reaching a fair and reasonable agreement,” “In the past few months, there has been an increased appetite for travel. We recognize the additional stress this situation is placing on our passengers and the communities we serve from coast to coast to coast.”

VIA Rail is offering customers the opportunity to make changes to their travel plans without service fees for any departures prior to July 31, 2022.