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Rail Fans Canada is dedicated to the exploration and discovery of rail public transit across Canada. Our platform provides a wealth of engaging content, from captivating photos and informative videos and articles, all designed to take our viewers and readers along for the ride. Join us in our journey as we interview the experts to bring you first-hand knowledge and informed-based commentary on rail transit in Canada. Whether you're a lifelong rail enthusiast or simply curious about Canada's impressive transit systems, Rail Fans Canada is the perfect destination for discovering and learning about the history, operations, and latest developments in rail transit.

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May 23, 2024

VIA Rail unveils its plan to transform passenger rail in Canada

in Articles and News

Mario Péloquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail), unveiled today the Corporation's strategic plan: VIAction 2030. Through this ambitious plan based on concrete objectives, VIA Rail aims to become a best-in-class operator in North America and a leader in integrated mobility at the heart of…
May 16, 2024

A First Look at South Keys Station: The Interchange of O-Train Line 2 and Line 4

in Behind the Scenes

On May 16, 2024, Rail Fans Canada got the opportunity to check out the progress of Stage 2 South at one of its most important stations: South Keys. This new station will act as the interchange between Line 2 and Line 4, allowing passengers to connect between the Ottawa International Airport…
May 16, 2024

Exploring the new Albion Yard: Home of the Line 2 and Line 4 Fleet in Ottawa

in Behind the Scenes

On May 16, 2024, Rail Fans Canada was invited to visit the new Albion Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF), the new home of the renewed Line 2 (Trillium Line) and Line 4 (Airport Spur).Located west of the former Walkley Yard facility, Albion Yard was built from the ground up…
May 14, 2024

A Strong Year for VIA Rail as Ridership Continues to Bounce Back

in Articles and News

More than four million passengers chose to travel by train in 2023 with VIA Rail marking its highest ridership numbers since 2019. Year over year, ridership was up 24.7 per cent, and the Corporation achieved important milestones in its modernization projects delivering on its vision to be the smarter way…
April 12, 2024

An Exclusive Look at the Construction of the Kichi Zìbì Mìkan Tunnel and Sherbourne Station

in Behind the Scenes

In Ottawa, work continues on extending Line 1 of the O-Train further West towards Moodie and Algonquin Stations. This massive extension will extend the O-Train network further than ever. Rail Fans Canada, alongside other media outlets, got an exclusive opportunity to see the progress in one of the Stage 2 West…
March 22, 2024

Increased GO service will help customers get to historic solar eclipse and Blue Jays home opener (April 8, 2024)

in Articles and News

Metrolinx is running extra GO service on some lines on April 8 to help customers get to a variety of major events going on across the region safely and affordably.In Hamilton and Niagara, a total solar eclipse is expected to draw a large crowd to see this once in a…
February 29, 2024

Light Rail Sub-Committee receives progress update on Stage 2 LRT

in Articles and News

The City's Light Rail Sub-Committee received a progress update today on the O-Train extension project.On the O-Train East extension, track installation is complete and overhead catenary system work is nearing completion. Construction on stations and pedestrian bridges is ongoing. Testing began earlier this week when the first Alstom Citadis train…