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Getting Toronto by Rail

Toronto Highway Toronto is the core of an excellent railway system, one of the best services of North America and undoubtedly, the most secure form of traveling. The city is served by 2 national railways for freight purposes: Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). Both of these run along Canada (coast to coast through the transcontinental line) and also have access to the United States.

VIA Rail Canada (Tel: +1 416 366 8411/888 842 7245) is the principal inter-city passengers service than connects numerous Canadians cities and some US destinations through Amtrak (800-872-7245). VIA Rail has daily departs to Ottawa, Montreal, Chicago (via Detroit), New York (via Buffalo) and weekly to Quebec, Vancouver and northern Ontario.

Toronto Union Station

In Toronto, all train passengers go into and out of Union Station, which is an enormous railroad terminal located in the downtown of the metropolis, that serves to VIA Rail, Amtrak, Ontario Northland and others minor lines.

The train station is linked to the subway of the city, which also operates in Union Railway Station, through an underground channel. In front of the rail terminal it is placed an important local bus terminal naming equal the station.

General Information
Name : Toronto Union Railway Station
Code : TWO
Station Phone : +1 416 366 7788 (Travellers' Aid Society)
Address : 65 Front Street West ON M5J 1E6
Lines : Corridor (VIA), Canadian, Maple Leaf and Northlander
Passengers : 2.5 million
Website :

VIA Railway's Lines

Line Description
Corridor The most commercial route that runs from Sarnia and Windsor in the southwest to Quebec City in the northeast. There are various train services to/from Montreal, Ottawa, London, Kingston, Windsor, and Sarnia every day. Note that the railroad to/from Montreal and Ottawa are often busy.
Maple Leaf An association between VIA and US's Amtrak. The line covers the route to/from New York City once a day passing through Albany and Buffalo, and to Niagara Falls. Note that these trains are very expensive and slow.
The Canadian Runs the transcontinental line to Vancouver (Canadian eastern coast) passing through Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper and Kamloops, 3 times per week (there is a branch to Calgary). Note that travels can last around 3 days and it is sometimes more expensive than flying.
Ontario Northland Subsidized trains that serves to the barely populated towns of northern Ontario, up to Cochrane, 6 times per week. Note that the major part of the line is single pathway and owned by cargo companies; so, journeys can take too many hours.

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