The Collective Against Empty Trains has started a petition demanding VIA Rail Canada fares become more affordable to fill empty seats on VIA trains.
WireService.ca Press Release (05/22/2018) - The Collective Against Empty Trains is a group of people from Quebec who are upset that VIA Rail trains are empty due to high fares.
The group has started an online petition to raise awareness of the issue and to get people actively involved in telling VIA Rail their high fares keep people from riding the trains.
The Collective gives one clear example of VIA trains running empty. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. The photo above taken aboard the Quebec City-Montreal Train 29 on April 23rd 2018 showing two "cars" (#5 and #6) which stayed entirely empty during the whole trip. Tickets for this train were going for 69$ (one way) at the time of its departure.
Collective spokesperson Greg Sadetsky states, "That one way Quebec City-Montreal fares should always be available until all seats sell out in the 20$ range. Such a price would most certainly fill a lot of the empty train seats that are a common sight today. We want Canadians to sign the petition."
Click HERE to sign the petition.
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