VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A luxury tourist train that operates between Vancouver and Rocky Mountains has suspended operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Rocky Mountaineer has cancelled train service until the end of April out of consideration for the safety of guests, workers and the community.
The service was supposed to get underway on April 13.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority,” says a release from Rocky Mountaineer. “Given the growing impact of the global pandemic and increasing travel restrictions, we find ourselves unable to start our season as scheduled.”
Those with bookings will be given a 110 per cent credit that can be used once service resumes and will be valid until the end of 2022.
“We will continue to evaluate the situation and potential impact on further departures based on travel mandates from global and Canadian governments,” says the release.
The Rocky Mountaineer offers over 65 vacation packages and three rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta.