At VIA Rail, we’re working together to be a smarter way to move people

Who we are

million passengers




communities served


million in revenue per year

Our Mandate

VIA Rail Canada Inc.’s mandate is to operate the national passenger rail services on behalf of the Government of Canada, offering intercity rail services and ensuring rail transportation services to regional and remote communities. Its objective is to offer a safe, accessible, efficient, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly passenger rail service that meets the needs of Canadian passengers.

Our Vision: A smarter way to move people

We aspire to positively impact the lives of those around us: passengers, employees, partners and communities we move. VIA Rail provides sustainable, efficient and effective passenger rail service and our agenda is embedding environmental, social, economic and ethical considerations into our strategy and everyday operations.

Our Mission: Passengers First

Our primary focus is our passengers. We work on improving our services and redefining VIA Rail to provide our passengers with the most enjoyable travel experience and to find better ways to connect Canadian communities. Safety is and will remain paramount. 

Our Values

Go Further Together

We collaborate to yield better results. We deliver as one. We are accountable for our actions to gain and maintain the trust of our shareholder, our customers and our colleagues.

Act Today for a Better Tomorrow

We understand that our actions today will affect the world we live in tomorrow. We embed sustainability as an important criterion in our decisions. We rethink our ways and we challenge the status quo. We reimagine the possible.

Go the Extra Mile

We put the customer at the center of our decision making. We put ourselves in the shoes of our passengers and our colleagues. We create positive experiences for both our customers and our colleagues, so they stay on board.


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.
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Board of Directors

Our board members come from diverse backgrounds and have the skills, knowledge, and experience to help us achieve our vision and strategic objectives.

Executive Team

Our talented executive team leads our day-to-day operations. They’re turning VIA Rail into a high-performance, passenger-driven, agile organization.


We’re looking forward to welcoming dedicated employees who put passengers first. Join us to take part in projects that are modernizing Canada’s rail industry.

The VIA Rail story

Follow our journey from the early days as Canada’s first national passenger rail company to our emergence as a sustainable mobility leader.

Corporate information

We value integrity. That’s why we share clear, transparent information in our reports, providing an honest picture of our transformation and future growth.

Governance & ethics

We operate with integrity and transparency, building relationships of trust with our passengers, partners, and the public.