Friday, May 28, 2010
Chaleur Turning (Again)
The Chaleur meeting a bus at New Carlisle, a familiar sight to travelers. May 30, 2009
There is a travel advisory on VIA's web site about the Chaleur:
Train 16 – May 27, 2010 - Due to operational issues, train 16 will terminate in New Carlisle for the next 2 weeks. VIA will provide bus service between New Carlisle and Gaspé. This message will be updated once normal operations have resumed.
Train 17 - May 27, 2010 - Due to operational issues, VIA will provide bus service between Gaspé and New Carlisle for the next two weeks. Regular train service will be provided from New Carlisle to Montréal. This message will be updated once normal operations have resumed.
The CN TEST train ran up the Gaspé line recently, and likely created so many slow orders that it is impossible to get the Chaleur to Gaspé and back in time.
In other news, the diner will be back on the Chaleur starting June 6. Check the menu out.
Of course VIA is still calling the Chaleur the "Montréal-Gaspé train". Maybe they should call it the "Montréal-New Carlisle train, occasionally traveling to Gaspé".