VIA Holiday Travel Was Up 1.2%

VIA Rail Canada said it saw a 1.2 percent ridership increase during Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared with the same period in 2018.

For the second consecutive year, more than 100,000 passengers traveled on the network Oct. 10-15 during the long holiday weekend, VIA said in a news release.

Oct. 11 was the busiest day of the weekend, and marked the second-busiest day overall in 10 years, with 22,046 passengers.

The most popular destinations were Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

The Quebec City-Windsor corridor recorded 97,715 passengers, up 1.4 percent year over year.

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