Northern Ontario : More isolated than ever

An open letter to the management and customer relations department of VIA Rail Canada I wanted to provide some feedback regarding the negative impacts I have felt as a result of VIA’s decision to reduce passenger train service in Northern Ontario and the need to restore it immediately. Over the last year and half, travellers […]

Volume #6 – Your Stories (Vos histoires)

HOW HAS THE CANCELLATION OF THE NORTHLANDER TRAIN AFFECTED YOU?Comment l’annulation du Northlander vous a impacté? Name / Nom: JoseeComments / Commentaires: I’ve only moved to Northeastern Ontario in 2016 and the lack of public transportation has made it near impossible for family and friends to visit. Some live in Ottawa/Montreal, some friends are abroad. When they […]

Volume #5 – Your Stories (Vos histoires)

HOW HAS THE CANCELLATION OF THE NORTHLANDER TRAIN AFFECTED YOU? Comment l’annulation du Northlander vous a impacté? Name / Nom: Margaret Perrault Comments / Commentaires: Used to take the train regularly to visit relatives in Hamilton. Arriving in Toronto, went to the lower floor, walked across the street and got a bus that took me to […]

Volume #4 – Your Stories (Vos histoires)

HOW HAS THE CANCELLATION OF THE NORTHLANDER TRAIN AFFECTED YOU? Comment l’annulation du Northlander vous a impacté? Name / Nom: Rhona Comments / Commentaires: We used to take the train to go to Sick children’s hospital twice a year and our kids used the train to go to university and college. Now, as adults, they all live […]

Volume #3 – Your Stories (Vos histoires)

HOW HAS THE CANCELLATION OF THE NORTHLANDER TRAIN AFFECTED YOU?Comment l’annulation du Northlander vous a impacté? Name / Nom: Lisa FentonComments / Commentaires: The Northlander Train is an extremely important means of travel in Ontario. Our family used it often in travelling to our summer place in Muskoka. What a beautiful way to avoid the […]

Volume #2 – Your Stories (Vos histoires)

HOW HAS THE CANCELLATION OF THE NORTHLANDER TRAIN AFFECTED YOU?Comment l’annulation du Northlander vous a impacté? Name / Nom: Martha HeidenheimComments / Commentaires: I live in Hearst and recently retired. Winter driving has become more difficult in the north, the highways are not as well cared for as they were in the past and yes, I am […]

Volume #1 – Your Stories (Vos histoires)

HOW HAS THE CANCELLATION OF THE NORTHLANDER TRAIN AFFECTED YOU?Comment l’annulation du Northlander vous a impacté? Name / Nom: B.M.Comments / Commentaires: I have had extensive ortho surgery in Toronto. I used to be able to travel to Toronto via bus for appointments and return by train.. Since it was cancelled I now must wait for return […]