2019 Completed Access to Information Requests

 

The following list contains summaries of completed requests. Requests focusing on personal information are not included.

 

Year
Month
Request number
Summary of Request
Disposition
Number of pages disclosed
Year: 2019
Month: January
Request number: 18-1836
Summary of Request: I am looking for information regarding the cycling of trains within the corridor. Specifically, I’m looking for a time table or equivalent that shows the train numbers that each train consists operates under throughout the day. For example, train 71 turns into 76 in Windsor, it then turns into train 48 in Toronto. (Closed 2019-01-29)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 1
Year: 2019
Month: February
Request number: 18-1840
Summary of Request:
  1. Copy of any document identifying delays in the departure of a passenger train on the Montreal to Halifax route (Maritimes route circuit) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018;
  2. Copy of any document indicating a breakage preventing the departure of a passenger train on the line between Montreal and Halifax (Maritime Route) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018 and any document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the break occurred;
  3. Copy of any document identifying delays in the departure of a passenger train on the ‘Boreal routes’ between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018;
  4. Copy of any document indicating a break that prevented the departure of a passenger train on the ‘Boreal routes’ between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018and any document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the breakage occurred;
  5. Copy of any document identifying delays originating from a passenger train on the line between Quebec City and Windsor (circuit Ontario and Quebec City) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018;
  6. Copy of any document mentioning breakage preventing the departure of a passenger train on the line between Quebec City and Windsor (circuit Ontario and Quebec) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018 and any document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the breakage occurred;
  7. Copy of any document identifying delays originating from a passenger train on the line between Toronto to Vancouver (Westbound) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018;
  8. Copy of any document mentioning breakage preventing the departure of a passenger train on the line between Toronto and Vancouver (Westbound) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018 and any document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the breakage occurred;
  9. Copy of any document identifying the costs incurred for the repair of breakages preventing the departure of a passenger train on the line from Montreal to Halifax (Maritimes Route) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018 and any document identifying the model/ type of train / locomotive on which the breakage occurred;
  10. Copy of any document identifying the costs incurred for the repair of breakages preventing the departure of a passenger train on the "boreal roads" circuits between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018 and any document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the breakage occurred;
  11. Copy of any document identifying the costs incurred for the repair of breakages preventing the departure of a passenger train on the line between Quebec City and Windsor (circuit Ontario and Quebec) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018 and any document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the breakage occurred;
  12. Copy of any document identifying the costs incurred for the repair of breakages preventing the departure of a passenger train on the line from Toronto to Vancouver (Westbound route) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018 and all document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the breakage occurred;
  13. Copy of any document identifying the cost of meal vouchers, snacks, and other compensations available to travelers whose train has been delayed on the Montreal-Halifax route (Maritimes route) between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018;
  14. Copy of any document identifying the cost of meal vouchers, snacks, and other compensations available to travelers whose train has been delayed on the "Boreal Roads", "Westbound", and "Ontario Tracks" circuits and Quebec between February 1 2018 and December 31, 2018. I would like to obtain these documents in scanned form, by mail.
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 66
Year: 2019
Month: February
Request number: 18-1833
Summary of Request: Obtain a list of all contracts awarded by VIA Rail for each supplier, the original value of each contract, additional costs or costs overrun for each contract. The document must also show the type of mandate/work assigned to each contract for the last 10 years to today’s date, December 4, 2018. (Closed 2019-02-08)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 44
Year: 2019
Month: February
Request number: 18-1839
Summary of Request: I would like the following information related to The Canadian and The Ocean in 1962: the schedules – west to east; types of cars and their names – any photos of the cars would be appreciated; staff positions and their responsibilities – any photos of the uniforms; copies of the menus from the dining cars (samples are fine, I don’t need them all); rate classes including fares and services/amenities; photos of the stations at Vancouver, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, Montreal. (Closed 2019-02-01)
Disposition: No records exist
Number of pages disclosed: 0
Year: 2019
Month: March
Request number: 18-1846
Summary of Request: I wanted to know if it’s possible to get a passenger count per station in your network. (Closed 2019-03-26)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 6
Year: 2019
Month: April
Request number: 18-1850
Summary of Request: Project overviews, forms, or agreements that people with disabilities who participate in accessibility projects are provided and/or are required to complete. Documents include: description of the accessibility project, the risks or benefits associated with participation, incentives or remuneration for participation, non-disclosure agreements, debriefing documents, etc. they may have been braille or as scripts read to the participants for oral consent. In the case of forms or documents requiring signatures, I’m not looking for forms completed by individuals; blank forms are fine. (Closed 2019-04-11)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 21
Year: 2019
Month: April
Request number: 19-1903
“Number of passengers per station per year (total tickets sold to and from each station) for all stations served by Via Rail. From 2008 (or earliest readily available year) to 2018, inclusive.” (Closed 2019-04-18)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 7
Year: 2019
Month: May
Request number: 18-1851
Compilation of passenger train arrival delays on all VIA Rail lines, broken down by year, for the years 2015-2018 and for the period of January 1 2019 to the date of this communication; Compilation of the number of complaints received, broken down by year, for the years 2015-2018 and for the period from January 1 2019 to the date of this communication; Copy of any document or report identifying delays in the arrival of a passenger train on the Montreal - Halifax, Quebec City - Windsor, Toronto - Vancouver, Winnipeg - Churchill, Jasper - Prince Rupert, Sudbury - White River, Montreal - Senneterre and Montreal - Jonquière lines, broken down by year, for the years 2015-2018 and for the period from January 1 2019 to the date of this communication; Copy of any document or report showing the number of breakdowns causing delays on the Montreal - Halifax, Quebec - Windsor, Toronto - Vancouver, Winnipeg - Churchill, Jasper - Prince Rupert, Sudbury - White River, Montreal - Senneterre and Montreal - Jonquière lines, broken down by year, for the years 2015-2018 and for the period from January 1 2019 to the date of this communication and any document identifying the model/type of train/locomotive on which the breakage occurred; Copy of any document identifying the costs of meal coupons, snacks and other compensation offered to passengers whose trains have been delayed on VIA Rail's circuits ('Les routes Aventures','la voie de l'Ouest', 'le circuit Ontario et Québec' and 'la voie des Maritimes'), broken down by year, for the years 2015-2018 and for the period from January 1 2019 to the date of this communication; List of trains/locomotives used by VIA Rail each year for the years 2015-2018 and for the period from January 1 2019 to the date of this communication, with the year of their entry into service and their total mileage travelled; Punctuality percentage of VIA Rail trains for the years 2015-2018 and for the period from January 1 2019 to the date of this communication as well as the percentage target requested by the company. (Closed 2019-05-09)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 624
Year: 2019
Month: May
Request number: 19-1909
Any and all internal documents that record or track incidents of violence, including but not limited to pushing, hitting, punching or verbal arguments, on board VIA trains operated in Canada either between passengers or between a passenger and a VIA employee (or employees) between January 1, 2017 and the present. (Closed 2019-05-21)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 8
Year: 2019
Month: May
Request number: 19-1910
Any and all incident reports, internal documents or records of a violent altercation onboard VIA train #72, which travels between Windsor and Toronto, on April 16, 2019. (Closed 2019-05-21)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 5
Year: 2019
Month: May
Request number: 19-1912
I am requesting information regarding the crossing accident with Train 76 that occurred March 31, 2019 at mileage 62.90 of Chatham near Keil Drive, South. (Closed 2019-05-27)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 5
Year: 2019
Month: August
Request number: 19-1922
I would like to know what time train #185 stopped at Swanson Station (Esnagi Lake, Algoma District) on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. (Closed 2019-08-07)
Disposition: No records exist
Number of pages disclosed: 0
Year: 2019
Month: August
Request number: 19-1907
An equipment (train) cycling plan for May 2019 – November 2019 including consist length, equipment type (LRC, HEP2, REN) for all Corridor trains. (Closed 2019-08-14)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 1
Year: 2019
Month: August
Request number: 19-1908
All documents related to the VIA Rail Unlimited Student passes (utilization, number sold, etc.) (Closed 2019-08-14)
Disposition: All exempt
Number of pages disclosed: 0
Year: 2019
Month: August
Request number: 19-1920
Breakdown of information for the Alexandria Subdivision in the area of Queensway (Hwy 417) and St. Laurent Blvd., located to the east of Ottawa Station, in the City of Ottawa: (i) type of train (passenger, freight, etc.); (ii) engine type; (iii) welded rail (yes/no); (iv) number of trains (day/night); (v) number of locomotives and number of cars per train; (vi) speed; (vii) at grade-crossings in the area and if any whistles are blown. (Closed 2019-08-14)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 2