PortandTerminal.com, February 19, 2020
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Via Rail says it will be temporarily laying off up to 1,000 people as rail blockades in B.C. and Ontario have brought the passenger rail services network to a virtual standstill.
As of Tuesday, Via said the rail blockades have led to the cancellation of 532 regularly scheduled passenger trains
CN Rail in Canada has also announced that due to rail blockades in Eastern Canada, they will be temporarily laying off close to 450 workers until the situation is resolved.
Canada’s economy risks grinding slowly to a halt as its all-important rail lines remain largely shut in strategic points across the country.
Other articles you may find interesting
Copyright © 2019 PortandTerminal.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.