VIA Rail’s New Fleet Arrives in Southwestern Ontario


VIA Rail Canada unveiled its new fleet in Southwestern Ontario (between London and Windsor) at a recent partner and stakeholder event. With this milestone, by the summer of 2024, the entire Québec City-Windsor corridor will be served by state-of-the-art, accessible, and environmentally friendly trains.

“Our teams have been focused on modernizing our operations in the most densely populated region in the country,” said Mario Péloquin, VIA Rail president and chief executive officer. “Our full roster of 32 new trains will be in service by the summer of 2025, which will mark the completion of this game-changing project for passenger rail in the Corridor.”

Train features include redesigned ergonomic seats, large adjustable tray tables, braille and raised display, large and fully accessible washrooms, greater cabin brightness, and improved internet connectivity.

“VIA Rail provides essential connections between our communities here in Southwestern Ontario. That’s why the federal government is investing in the future of VIA Rail, with new train cars that are more accessible, more comfortable, and more reliable for Canadians and tourists,” said Vance Badaway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport.