Daily News Staff
After a truck struck a bridge on the CN line between Chatham and London, Via Rail cancelled all trains on the southwestern corridor between London and Windsor scheduled for Saturday.
Passengers on Train 70 stopped at Chatham will be given the option to get off the train and make their own arrangements or to stay on the train that will go back Windsor.
“For passengers on Train 70 in our care and custody that wish to complete their trip, VIA Rail is offering alternative transportation,” Via Rail stated in a release.
All other trains on this route will operate between Toronto and London only. There will be no service or alternate transportation provided beyond London. Passengers will be offered a full refund for the untravelled portion of their tickets without service charges.
Passengers can also choose to travel on another date and exchange fees will be waived.
Trains affected today between London and Windsor are:
Train 70 between Windsor and London
Train 72 between Windsor and London
Train 76 between Windsor and London
Train 78 between Windsor and London
Train 71 between London and Windsor
Train 73 between London and Windsor
Train 79 between London and Windsor
“There are approximately 600 passengers affected by this incident. VIA Rail is communicating with them,” Via Rail stated. “We regret any inconvenience that this situation may cause.”
Customers wishing to seek more information or change their date of travel may do so at no additional charge by calling 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1-800-268-9503 (deaf or hard of hearing).