Can I still get there from here? How the train cancellations are affecting your travel options from Toronto

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Can I still get there from here? How the train cancellations are affecting your travel options from Toronto


Got a trip planned Friday that got cancelled due to the Via Rail cancellations? As the disruption caused by anti-pipeline blocades intensified nationwide, these are some of the alternative travel options you have if you’re departing Toronto.

  • Greyhound: Buses leave daily for Montreal ($250 on Friday, returning on Sunday), Sudbury ($134 on Friday, returning Sunday), Ottawa ($245 on Friday, returning Sunday), London ($98 on Friday, returning Sunday) and other areas around Toronto. Bus routes from Toronto to Kingston and Windsor are either sold out or not available Friday, according to Greyhound’s website.
  • Megabus: Buses leave daily from Toronto to Hamilton Airport, Kingston, Niagara and other areas around Toronto. There was no bus for Montreal on Friday but seats were available for $59.99 for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Rideshare: You can find people driving to various destinations around Canada, book a seat online and tag along with them. A ride from Toronto to Montreal would cost $40.

Blockade organizers across Canada have said they’re acting in solidarity with those opposed to a pipeline project that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation near Houston, B.C.

The blockades have forced Canadian National Railway Co. to shut down its entire network in Eastern Canada, and Via Rail to cancel passenger service across the country.

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With files from The Canadian Press

Abhya Adlakha

Abhya Adlakha is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @AbhyaAdlakha





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