VIAction 2030 Strategic Plan


Championing Passenger Rail Together

The train is having a moment.

Worldwide, it is increasingly being recognized as an important vehicle in the global drive to reduce our collective carbon footprint and in providing a more accessible and equitable world.

That’s why we are introducing VIAction 2030.

This roadmap translates our ambition into concrete actions. This strategic plan is also an invitation to embark with us, because profound transformation can only happen if we champion passenger rail together.


"Canada was built by rail, and I fundamentally believe in the transformative potential of this industry. I have the ambition to act now to create meaningful change for our passengers, and this plan gives us a clear roadmap which allows us to aim higher and transform the way we operate."
– Mario Péloquin, President and CEO of VIA Rail


"The five pillars of this plan will enable us, among other things, to improve our operations through innovation and continuous improvement and to collaborate with the various players of the transportation industry to better serve Canadians from coast to coast. Thanks to this five-year strategy, we are convinced that even more people will choose the train as the comfortable, sustainable and accessible transportation solution."
– Vanessa Cherenfant, Chief Strategy Officer

Our Strategic Pillars

Customers & Communities

Connecting more communities, moving more Canadians.
  • Elevate VIA Rail’s capacity to move more people and connect more communities across Canada through increased frequencies in the Corridor and long-distance, remote and regional strategy.
  • Provide an unparalleled and inclusive travel journey, seamlessly connecting customers from doorstep to destination.

Safety & Security

Safety and security as priority one, in everything we do, for our employees and our customers.
  • Safety and security as priority one, in everything we do, for our employees and our customers.

People & Culture

A high-performing workplace where our people can bring their whole-selves to work, are empowered for impact and thrive.
  • Foster a high-performance culture.
  • Ensure leadership continuity and organizational resilience.
  • Foster an inclusive workplace and ensure our workforce is representative of the diversity of the customers and communities we serve.


An environmental champion in our services and the way we operate.
  • Uphold the highest environmental standards and implement innovative initiatives to reduce via rail’s environmental footprint, ensuring a sustainable future for our communities and operations.

Organizational Sustainability

An organization that is agile, innovative and delivers financial rigor to drive performance.
  • Transform VIA Rail through innovations to drive growth and create greater value for all Canadians.
  • Secure long-term financial sustainability of VIA Rail.

VIAction 2030 Strategic Plan

Discover how VIA Rail is redefining the future of sustainable travel in Canada. Dive into our ambitious roadmap for 2030 and learn how we aim to move people, connect communities, and protect our environment. Download the full plan now and join us in building a smarter, more sustainable way to travel!
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