2020 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: 2020
Month: January
Request number:
Summary of Request: Nothing to report.
Disposition:
Number of pages disclosed:
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1958
Summary of Request: Briefing notes and reports about complaints regarding WiFi in the Quebec City – Windsor corridor between January 1, 2019 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request. (Closed 2020-02-11)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 8
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1961
Summary of Request: Any and all internal documents that record or track incidents of violence, including but not limited to pushing, hitting, punching or verbal arguments, onboard VIA trains operated in Canada either between passengers or between a passenger and a VIA employee (or employees), between January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. (Closed 2020-02-11)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 5
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1959
Summary of Request: Briefing notes and backgrounders prepared by or for the president or for officials at Transport Canada at the ADM level and above, between January 1, 2019 and the date that VIA Rail beings processing this request regarding passenger rail legislation. (Closed 2020-02-17)
Disposition: No records exist
Number of pages disclosed: 0
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1951
Summary of Request: Number of boarding per station, from 1998-2007, for all stations in the Quebec-Windsor corridor; total number of tickets, for each type of fare (could be a simple breakdown between Economy and Business class, or could include additional breakdowns (i.e. advanced fares, escape fares, youth fares, etc.)) from 2006-2018 for the Q-W corridor; number of tickets sold for all destination/origin pairings (Oshawa-Ottawa, Oshawa-Montreal, Kingston-Toronto, etc.) for 2018 for the Q-W corridor. (Closed 2020-02-17)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 13
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1960
Summary of Request: Briefing notes and reports in relation to the Vancouver Islander route between Victoria, BC and Nanaimo, BC between January 1, 2019 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request. (Closed 2020-02-17)
Disposition: No records exist
Number of pages disclosed: 0
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1965
Summary of Request: Ridership statistics (number of passengers) departing from and arriving at La Pocatière, Rivière-du-Loup, Trois-Pistoles, Rimouski, Mont-Joli, Amqui and Matapédia stations, by year, for the years 1999 to 2019, inclusively. (Closed 2020-02-17)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 1
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1966
Summary of Request: 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 Rail trains operated in Canada either between passengers or between a passenger and a VIA employee (or employees) between May 2019 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request. (Closed 2020-02-17)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 2
Year: 2020
Month: February
Request number: 19-1970
Summary of Request: Memos, correspondence, briefing notes, prepared for Transport Canada at the ADM level and above (including the Minister and the Minister’s Office), regarding changes to Greyhound service between January 1, 2017 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request. (Closed 2020-02-17)
Disposition: No records exist
Number of pages disclosed: 0
Year: 2020
Month: March
Request number: 19-1957
Summary of Request: Briefing notes or backgrounders prepared for the president and for officials at Transport Canada at the ADM level and above, including the minister and the minister’s office between January 1, 2019 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request related to VIA Rail’s on-time performance. (Closed 2020-03-03)
Disposition: No records exist
Number of pages disclosed: 0
Year: 2020
Month: March
Request number: 19-1963
1. Number of sellouts per train (train 48, 648, etc.) and the dates of those sellouts (if possible, I am looking for this date from 2008 – 2018, and 2019 if available) this is for trains operating in the corridor; 2. Number of boardings, per station, for all stations in the Quebec City – Windsor corridor, for 2019. This could be sent separately if data needs to be sent after Q4 2018 numbers are published; 3. On time reliability (percentage of trains on time) for key sections of the Quebec City – Windsor corridor, for 2008 – 2018 (and 2019 if available): Quebec-Montreal, Montreal-Ottawa, Ottawa-Brockville, Montreal-Brockville, Brockville-Toronto, Toronto-London (both routes), London-Windsor, London-Sarnia (Closed 2020-03-19)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 3
Year: 2020
Month: March
Request number: 19-1968
Incident reports regarding violence on board a VIA Rail train, including use of a deadly weapon such as a knife, conducted electrical weapon (Taser), axe, gun, as well as reports regarding passengers fleeing a VIA Rail train between January 1, 2017 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request. Please also include any incident report related to any violent passenger who required restrains or confinement on board the train. Please also include any photo or video evidence captured. (Closed 2020-03-19)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 5
Year: 2020
Month: March
Request number: 19-1969
Incident reports regarding illicit drug use by a passenger on board a VIA Rail train between January 1, 2017 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request. Please also include any photo or evidence captured. (Closed 2020-03-19)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 1
Year: 2020
Month: March
Request number: 19-1977
I am seeking recent information on the passenger census between London and Toronto for each quarter as far back as 2014. (Closed 2020-03-19)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 1
Year: 2020
Month: April
Request number: 19-1980
Obtain a copy of any document in VIA Rail's possession allowing me to see the total costs broken down by day related to losses caused by the closure of rail lines by Aboriginal people or groups between January 1, 2020 and today, February 26, 2020 (Closed 2020-04-01)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 1
Year: 2020
Month: April
Request number: 19-1979
To support the Air Quality Impact Assessment, we are currently collecting background information pertaining to the study area of the proposed GO Station. At this time, we are formally contacting VIA Rail Canada to request the following information, if available: train schedules (current and projected); engine specifications to be used on Lakeshore West Corridor (tier level of engines now and before electrification occurs ); size of trains (number of passenger card, length and width); regulated engine speed (in/out station) for trains passing by (required for trains travelling in both directions along the tracks) and Head End Power (HEP) Unit Expected Usage and level of operation expected (Winter/Summer) (Closed 2020-04-08)
Disposition: All disclosed
Number of pages disclosed: 7
Year: 2020
Month: April
Request number: 19-1967
Correspondence, including briefing notes and memos regarding safety and security on board VIA Rail trains, between VIA Rail and Transport Canada from the ADM level and above (including the Minister and the Minister’s office) as well as correspondence regarding safety and security on board, including briefing notes and memos, between VIA Rail and TSB between January 1, 2019 and the date that VIA Rail begins processing this request. (Closed 2020-04-09)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 6
Year: 2020
Month: April
Request number: 19-1982
Any reports and/or notes prepared, reviewed, sent or received by VIA Rail staff, including members of its police service and/or any private security consultant, regarding any event that occurred between Nov. 1, 2019 and the date VIA Rail begins processing this request regarding a stowaway on board a VIA Rail train in British-Columbia (Closed 2020-04-30)
Disposition: Disclosed in part
Number of pages disclosed: 1