Via Rail will Rebuild Trains

Via Rail will Rebuild Trains
November 8, 2009 1:44 pm

Canadian rail operator Via Rail has signed with US firm Avalon Rail to rebuild 12 passenger cars on its western transcontinental train, the Canadian.

The $19.5m contract involves reconfiguring eight Chateau sleeping cars and four Park sleeper-dome-lounge cars to enhance their value and improve accessibility for those with special needs.
Work includes changing the trains’ design to six upscale cabins for up to three passengers each, as well as adding features such as fully self-contained sleeping cabins with an en-suite washroom, wood panelling, sofa seating, a wide-screen television and controls to raise or lower the beds.
Work is being funded from the $407m allocated for passenger rail improvements under the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
The refurbished cars will be delivered in 2011. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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