Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Refurbished VIA LRC Released

IRSI in Moncton has been refurbishing VIA LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) cars. The first car, coach VIA 3315, was released recently. Matt Soknacki caught it as part of a corridor train VIA 64.

Externally there are not many changes. The bottom is coloured Renaissance green instead of blue, the VIA logo is smaller, it has a thin yellow stripe above the windows, and it currently does not have a Canadian flag on it.

Here's a video showing the car in the middle of this train.


Matt has a few more photos of the car exterior in his photo album. For members of the Yahoo! group CanPassRail, there are some interior LRC photos in the group's photo album.

The LRC car left Moncton on March 4 on the tail end of the Ocean.

The contract with VIA was announced in May 2009. IRSI is refurbishing the cars to bring them up to date, but mainly to make them more accessible to people with disabilities.

2 comments:

tom.jankowski said...
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tom.jankowski said...

I was the one who posted the video of the train.

The first photo in the blog is of two unrefurbished LRC coaches.