VIA Rail Canada has unveiled the full range of new train car equipment that is part of the government’s $1 billion investment in new infrastructure.
The event took place at Rendez-vous Canada in Vancouver. The cars shown to more than 1,000 members of the North American and international travel industry include the Canadian’s new Prestige Class Sleeper; new and renovated cars including Dining, Manor, Château, Park, Skyline and Economy; and the recently inaugurated Business Class cars used on the popular Corridor route between Québec City and Windsor.
The Prestige Sleeper Class provides a new level of comfort and service for travellers on the Canadian. Highlights of Prestige Class include: personalized dedicated service by the Prestige Concierge; a spacious cabin (50% larger than the current cabin for two in Sleeper Plus class); large windows (60% larger than the window in the Sleeper Plus cabin for two); private washroom with shower; flat-screen TV with video selection; minibar stocked with a selection of beverages and more.