VIA Rail Offers Year Round Discount for Military


Via RailTHUNDER BAY – The Government of Canada in partnership with VIA Rail announced an unprecedented offer for military personnel, veterans and their families of a 25 per cent year-round discount off the best available fare.

“We are pleased to honour our Forces members by offering this exclusive year-round discount,” said MP Rickford. “This underscores the contributions members of Canada’s military and its veterans have made to our country since its earliest days, I think fondly of my grand-father, a decorated WWII Veteran who has used this reduced fare to visit me in Ottawa.”

“Our Veterans and their families have made great sacrifices so that we can live in a democratic and free country,” continued Mr. Rickford “Today, only days before the start of Veterans Week, is a most fitting time to offer them this tangible and important proof of the respect and gratitude we owe them.”

Starting November 1St, this new offer applies to all classes of VIA service, including economy, business and sleeper. The 25 per cent discount off the best available fare has no route or date restrictions. The Forces’ members and veterans who qualify may be accompanied by up to five additional family members. These family members will be eligible for the discount provided they travel on the same trains, dates and in the same classes as the Forces’ members or veterans. Proper identification will be required to be eligible for this offer; some conditions may apply.

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