Corporate Information

VIA Rail is moving forward. As a reminder of our journey and the progress we’ve made as an organization, we provide Annual and Quaterly reportsThis link opens in a new tab as well as various publications that reflect the initiatives we have undertaken over the years.

 
 

Annual public meeting

At VIA Rail, we engage with the public through annual public meetings during which our leadership presents our annual performance, financial results, and plans for the future.

Auditor General reports

As a Crown corporation, VIA Rail is subjected to special examinations by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada once every five years. These reports, dating back to 2008, are available below.

2016 Special Examination Report

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) recently submitted a report of their 2016 Special Examination to VIA Rail's Board of Directors. On March 23rd, the Board accepted the report. VIA Rail Canada acknowledges the constructive approach taken by the Office of the Auditor General in this report, and supports the report's conclusions.

To download the 2016 Report in pdf format:

2016 OAG Special Examination Report PDF 795kbThis link opens in a new tab

For more information about the Auditor-General of Canada, go to: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.caThis link opens in a new tab

2008 Special Examination Report

To read the cover note from VIA about the 2008 Report:

VIA cover note to the 2008 Report

To download the 2008 Report in pdf format:

2008 OAG Special Examination Report PDF 400kbThis link opens in a new tab

For more information about the Auditor-General of Canada, go to: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.caThis link opens in a new tab

Triennal plan

Our triennial plan declares our intention to maintain or discontinue operations for each of our network’s railway lines over the next three years.

Pursuant to Section 141 of the Canada Transportation Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”), VIA Rail implements and regularly updates a publicly available three-year plan concerning rail infrastructure on which it operates. The plan indicates, for the next three years, VIA Rail’s intention to retain or discontinue operations for each of its network’s railway lines. In the event of a discontinuance of operations, VIA Rail follows the appropriate measures as determined by the Act.

The plan is available in the form of a spreadsheet and includes a comprehensive list of the railway lines operated by VIA Rail. The spreadsheet specifies the location of the lines in Canada, their respective length, and the decision made as to their operation. Please note that, as of today, VIA Rail intends to retain the operation of all the railway lines included as part of the plan.

Update

To keep you informed, the plan can be updated on a continual basis. The last update was made on September 17, 2018.

VIA Rail Triennial Plan

As at September 17, 2018

* Milepost

Province
Subdivision
From*
To*
Total*
Statut
Province:Quebec
Subdivision:Bridge
From*:15.71
To*:15.90
Total*:0.19
Status:Retained
Province:Quebec / Ontario
Subdivision:Alexandria
From*:0.40
To*:76.43
Total*:76.03
Status:Retained
Province:Ontario
Subdivision:Beachburg
From*:0.00
To*:6.00
Total*:6.00
Status:Retained
Province:Ontario
Subdivision:Smiths Falls
From*:0.00
To*:34.40
Total*:34.40
Status:Retained
Province:Ontario
Subdivision:Brockville
From*:0.10
To*:27.80
Total*:27.70
Status:Retained
Province:Ontario
Subdivision:Chatham
From*:63.90
To*:105.60
Total*:41.70
Status:Retained
Province:Ontario
Subdivision:Grimsby
From*:0.35
To*:0.47
Total*:0.12
Status:Retained