In anticipation of a day of native protest that could target rail and highway lands, Via Rail is shutting down service Friday on its Toronto-Montreal and Toronto-Ottawa routes.
A news release issued Thursday afternoon says:
“Additionally, due to the uncertainty of the situation and anticipated location of a blockage, VIA’s late evening and early morning trains between Toronto and Kingston have also been affected as follows:
- Train 650 – Toronto to Kingston departing June 28 at 10 p.m. – Replaced by bus
- Train 651 – Kingston to Toronto departing June 29 at 05:25 a.m. – Cancelled.
As well, passengers arriving in Montreal on June 29th on board VIA train No.15 from Halifax with connections to Ontario (Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston, Belleville, Toronto) will be accommodated by chartered motor coach.”