Via Rail has posted a Travel Advisory on their website indicating that they are expected to resume partial passenger service through the Ottawa and Québec corridor on Thursday.
Communication via ViaRail website:
February 18, 2020 - 8:00AM
"While most of our services remain cancelled as of this morning February 18 at 8:00am we will be reinstating partial service between Quebec and Ottawa as of Thursday, February 20th. As previously mentioned, services for Sudbury-White River (CP Rail) and Churchill-The Pas (Hudson Bay Railway) are still in operation, until further notice.
PARTIAL VIA RAIL SERVICE TO RESUME BETWEEN QUÉBEC CITY AND OTTAWA
VIA Rail received a notification from CN allowing a partial resumption of service between Québec City – Montréal – Ottawa.
Beginning Thursday morning, February 20, only those trains that serve full trips between Québec City and Ottawa will resume service.
Trains 22, 24, 26 and 28, leaving from Ottawa, will be resuming service.
Trains 33, 35, 37 and 39, leaving from Québec City, will resume service.
To allow for a smooth transition, all current reservations on those segments will be protected.
All other VIA Rail services remain cancelled with the exception of Sudbury-White River (CP Rail) and Churchill-The Pas (Hudson Bay Railway), until further notice.
VIA Rail is reaching out directly to passengers with reservations that have not been cancelled to update them on the latest developments. All other passengers are encouraged to visit our website for more information.
Our passengers rely on VIA Rail for regular and safe intercity rail service and we are eager to resume operations.
We remain hopeful for an end to the situation as soon as possible and encourage all relevant parties to continue their efforts towards a peaceful resolution.
We thank our passengers for their continued patience and understanding."
See the Via Rail Website for all confirmatory details and more info: