VIA Rail’s New Fleet Arrives in Southwestern Ontario: Media Advisory

/R E P E A T --MEDIA ADVISORY: VIA Rail's New Fleet Arrives in Southwestern Ontario/

LONDON, ON, June 26, 2024 – On June 27, VIA Rail will host a media event at London Station to commemorate the arrival of its new train fleet in Southwestern Ontario.

VIA Rail Canada (CNW Group/VIA Rail Canada Inc.)

This major modernization milestone signifies that the entire Québec City-Windsor corridor will soon be served by cutting-edge, modern, accessible, and environmentally friendly trains, fundamentally transforming the VIA Rail experience for the decades to come.

Key details for the announcement event include:

When: Thursday, June 27, 2024

  • 8:30 a.m. – Media arrival and tour of the new Venture train
  • 9:15 a.m. – Official pictures and press conference begins
  • 9:55 a.m. – Media Q&A


VIA Rail London Station
205 York Street, London, ON N6A 1B1


Remarks will be given by Mario Péloquin, VIA Rail’s President and Chief Executive Officer, London Mayor Josh Morgan, London Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Vance Badaway.

Experience the new Venture train yourself! 

As part of this event, guests and media will have the opportunity to board the new train for a short trip between London and Glencoe. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m., they will have a chance to experience this new standard of rail travel in Canada first-hand. Bus transportation back to London will be provided, with an estimated arrival at noon.

Please RSVP to secure your spot at this transformative event!
RSVPs are mandatory to secure a place on the LondonGlencoe trip.

You can confirm your presence at

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.