VIA service to Toronto nonetheless stopped as of Sunday



The data board at Ottawa’s practice station was turned off Sunday morning as a number of trains within the Ottawa-Toronto hall have been cancelled due to protests on the road close to Belleville.


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VIA Rail trains have been nonetheless not operating between Toronto and Ottawa on Sunday. VIA service west of Toronto, and from Ottawa to Montreal and Quebec Metropolis, was on an everyday schedule.

VIA’s website stated: “As a result of protesters presently blocking tracks close to Belleville, Ontario, practice service between Montreal and Toronto and between Ottawa and Toronto is affected in each instructions. Not one of the trains on these two routes will function till the problem is resolved. We’re asking passengers to test our on-line instruments for departures and arrivals updates.

“Providers proceed to function between Ottawa and Montreal, between Montreal and Quebec Metropolis, and west of Toronto in Southwestern Ontario.”

The protests are in help of the Moist’suwet’en First Nation, which confronted raids on Friday from the RCMP on camps set as much as cease a pure fuel pipeline in British Columbia. Ontario provincial police stated Saturday that protesters had blocked VIA Rail and Canadian Nationwide Rail site visitors from Toronto to Montreal and Ottawa since Thursday evening.

They stated officers have been monitoring the protest, which was going down close to Belleville, Ont.

– With information from CP.

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