Monday, August 04, 2008

Chaleur Flooded Out

The Chaleur is experiencing the same flooding that CN is. VIA 616 had to back up to Matapedia from mile 40 (near Carleton) due to a washout. They held at Matapedia for the late VIA 614 (the Ocean) to pass at around 10:45.

2 comments:

Leigh said...

Ohhhh I am so sad about this! I am booked to take the Chaleur from Montreal to Carleton on Aug. 25, and then from Carleton to Gaspe on Aug. 28. I only just discovered this travel advisory at VIA's Web site. I just spoke with a nice woman at VIA who said they expect a "3-4 week" outage from the time of the flooding, until they can get the train past Matapedia again. I will hope that it's back in service for my trip on the 28th, but I guess I shouldn't count on it :-(

By the way, the link from your posting to an online article is broken.

Train Geek said...

Sorry to hear about that, leigh. I hope it will be back in service before your trip.