Rocky Mountaineer Delays Season Until July 1

Luxury train excursion operator Rocky Mountaineer is delaying the opening of its 2020 season until July 1.

The excursion service operates between Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Canadian Rockies. Ordinarily trains would being operating on April 13.

The company said the delay was due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Passengers who have already purchased tickets will receive a future travel credit for 110 percent of the value paid, which can be applied to a new departure in the 2020, 2021 or 2022 travel seasons.

“With the Canadian borders closed to international travelers until June 30 and other global travel mandates, it has become impossible for us to operate while these restrictions are in place,” said Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer in a statement.

The company said it has waived all fees associated with changing travel dates.

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