2018 Federal Budget – Money for VIA Rail

The 2018 Federal Budget has budgeted $8 million, spread over 2019, 2020 and 2021, to improve passenger service.

Modernizing VIA Rail Passenger Service
Funding proposed for Transport Canada to support the continued in-depth assessment of VIA Rail’s high frequency rail proposal for the Toronto – Quebec City corridor

An unknown amount is budgeted for upgrading equipment.

Modernizing VIA Rail’s fleet
Funding proposed for Transport Canada to replace VIA Rail’s cars and locomotives for use in the Windsor – Quebec City Corridor, ensuring that VIA Rail’s rolling stock in the Corridor will remain safe and comfortable, and generate fewer green emissions. Funding amounts are not being released due to an upcoming procurement.

Page 316, Annex 2
https://www.budget.gc.ca/2018/docs/plan/budget-2018-en.pdf