Via Rail offers Train Fares at a 60% Discount
Train Rides Across Canada, now 60% Off!
Via Rail Canada stepped up damage control and yesterday extended its 60 per cent discount offer after customers jammed phone lines and crashed the agency’s website in a rush to buy tickets.
The deadline, originally yesterday, was moved to Friday at 11:59 p.m. “due to the overwhelming response from customers,” Via Rail spokeswoman Ashley Doyle said yesterday.
The extension couldn’t have come a moment sooner, as a queue at Union Station grew to more than 100 people at one point.
Via announced the discount Sunday in the wake of a brief strike that saw 350 locomotive engineers walk off the job Friday, halting trains and stranding travellers across the country in the middle of the peak summer season.