VANCOUVER: (NEWS 1130) – Due to anti-pipeline protests blockading rail lines, VIA Rail is cancelling all scheduled train trips across the country.
The company is also stopping all transcontinental trains across its Canadian network.
VIA Rail said in a statement that it has no other option but to cancel its services, effective immediately and until further notice.
Full refunds will be provided for all cancelled trips, which are being processed automatically.
“You do not need to contact VIA Rail to confirm the refund, but note that due to the volume of transactions it may take up to 15 days to receive,” says VIA Rail.
“We understand the impact this unfortunate situation has on our passengers and regret the significant inconvenience this is causing to their travel.”
Meanwhile, CN says its been forced to cancel some of its services in Eastern Canada due to the continuing protests.
Neither company is saying how long the shut downs may last.