Intercity rail service provider VIA Rail Canada has awarded a C$54 million contract to train manufacturer Bombardier to upgrade 17 of its train cars to enhance accessibility for disabled passengers. The reconfigured cars will feature two wheelchair lifts, two accessible spaces with anchoring devices, and announcement display screens.

“Thanks to the federal government funding received by VIA Rail, we are ensuring that we remain the most accessible intercity transportation service in Canada by offering universal accessibility based on the highest standards,” said VIA Rail president and chief executive officer, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano.


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