Canadian train travel is coordinated through VIA Rail, a sprawling rail system stretching across Canada. According to a recent annual report, VIA Rail serves approximately 3.9 million passengers per year on more than 500 trains per week. Use VIA's website (viarail.ca) to find train times or book tickets, or call their toll-free number (888-VIA-RAIL) if you need to know whether a train is on time.
Train Times Online
Printable timetables are available on VIA Rail's website for all lines and routes. VIA Rail allows visitors to type in their departure and arrival stations to access a list of all available trains.
Arrival and Departure Status
If you need to find out whether a train is leaving or departing on time, call 1-800-842-7245. Hearing-impaired individuals should dial 1-800-268-9503. It's possible to check arrival and departure status online for trains running between Quebec City and Windsor. To check the status on those trains, visit the VIA Rail Website, and type in the train number or provide the departure and arrival stations to get a status update.