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July 28, 2015 2:59 AM ET

Road and Rail

Company Overview of VIA Rail Canada Inc.

Company Overview

VIA Rail Canada Inc. provides national passenger rail services on behalf of the Government of Canada. The company offers inter-city travel, and long-distance travel and tourism services, as well as passenger services in various rural and remote regions of Canada through a rail network of 12,500 kilometers connecting 450 Canadian communities. As of December 31, 2014, it operated through a fleet of approximately 376 train cars and 75 locomotives. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

3 Place Ville Marie

Suite 500

Montréal, QC H3B 2C9


Founded in 1977

2,490 Employees



Key Executives for VIA Rail Canada Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Editor In Chief
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Customer Experience & Operating Officer
Age: 61
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

VIA Rail Canada Inc. Key Developments

VIA Rail Canada Reports Revenue Results for the Year 2014

VIA Rail Canada reported revenue results for the year 2014. The company's total revenues for 2014 increased 3.7% to $280.3 million.

VIA Rail Seeks Finance

VIA Rail Canada Inc. is looking at raising CAD 3 billion in private investment to buy and build its own dedicated passenger tracks from Toronto to Ottawa and Montreal, a move that could speed up service dramatically. “We think there is enough money in the Canadian market to fund this type of investment,” Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, Chief Executive Officer and President of VIA Rail, said. “It’s an excellent time to raise money for infrastructure,” Desjardins said, pointing to low interest rates. If the plan is approved, VIA Rail could be raising money in Canada and around the world by this time next year, with dedicated passenger tracks in place in four to seven years.

VIA Rail Canada Inc. - Special Call

annual public meeting 2015

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