Via Rail announces that it will add more rail service between Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto as of June 3, as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease in Quebec and Ontario.
Via had reduced its services as of March 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, Via announced that two additional trains (62 and 669) would be added to the Toronto-Kingston-Montreal line, while three trains (48, 52 and 59) would be added to the Toronto-Kingston-Ottawa line.
Trains 66 and 63 will continue to run between Toronto and Montreal, as will train 53 between Ottawa and Toronto.
Via also continues to offer two trains (22 and 39) on the Quebec-Montreal-Ottawa corridor.
Via recommends that passengers wear non-medical masks when boarding its trains and when it is impossible to maintain a physical distance of two meters. The number of seats that can be reserved on board each train has been reduced to facilitate physical removal.
Via indicates that passengers will be denied boarding if they experience symptoms similar to a cold or flu (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) or if they have been denied boarding to travel during the 14 last days for medical reasons related to COVID-19.