Launched in 2018, VIA Rail’s Heritage Program centers on a reuse/recycle/re-purpose approach and will see major renovations to 79 cars in our current fleet. Scheduled to be completed in 2020, the initiative aims to provide an improved customer experience pending the delivery of our much-anticipated new fleet. Once the new fleet is up and running, the renovated Heritage cars will operate on long-haul and regional routes.
VIA Rail employees involved
of our global fleet to be modernized
hours required to replace 350 components on each locomotive
Behind the makeover: Effective partnerships
We’re extending the life cycle of our current fleet through five major projects being carried out in collaboration with industry-leading partners.