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VIA Rail Service Between Halifax and Montreal to Resume in August

Friday, July 9, 2021

VIA Rail has announced that the Ocean route, which was suspended due to COVID-19, will be gradually resuming service starting August 11. As was done for the other VIA Rail services, the return to operation will occur progressively beginning with one weekly round trip.

The Ocean will begin departure from Halifax to Montreal on August 11, and then from Montreal to Halifax on August 15.

To provide a safe travel experience to its passengers and employees, various measures will be implemented, including enhanced cleaning, air ventilation system upgrades and modified onboard services.

Further information for passengers, including COVID-19 protocols and route schedules is available at