Toronto to Ottawa: VIA Rail Canada

Like Indian Railways is in India Via Rail is in Canada All long-distance trains are operated by VIA rail in short, it is called just 'VIA' i am going to travel in local buses using this day pass this is valid for 6 people on weekends Bus from Airport to Kipling after that, I can go anywhere this is called Street Car like our Trams its 10 am Just checked-out from Hotel Chelsea I am going to catch a train to Ottawa from Union station Ottawa is the capital city of Canada Toronto can be said the financial capital like we used to mention Mumbai as India's financial capital Toronto is the biggest city of Canada Most populated city of this country So now I am going to reach.

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whats the name of the station! I took a taxi from the hotel Yesterday we paid 8 CAD for the same taxi route Union station is 15 minutes away from Hotel Chelsea 1 Journey in a tram or bus in Toronto cost 3.

25 CAD Reach Union station its 10:05 am my train will depart at 10:40 am What a gentle lady she was! She kept the door open until I got inside still can't beat Russian stations Omsk.

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Novosibirsk stations were so beautiful The ladies behind me told me.

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you have to stand in this queue .

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#17 thats my boarding pass my departure time is 1040 am today.

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from Toronto to Ottawa this is the queue for us my seat number is 4C Train number is 40 They don't name their trains in Canada like we do in India (Rajdhani, Shatabdi or Paschim express) they just call – Train #40 You dont have to take a print out of the boarding pass for eg.

we do in India after booking a train seat through IRCTC, we get a PNR number on our mobile number We just show that SMS or pdf or email to the TTE Like wise, here they just scan the QR code only after that, you are allowed to go to the platform Like in Delhi Metro only those can enter station who hold a ticket most of the developed countries follow the same system Boarding started from Gate 21 the queue is so big its just like a queue at the boarding gate at the airport they offer Free WiFi on trains and stations That lady is scanning QR codes using a mobile device Most of the passengers are showing the code on their mobile itself She allowed me to go after scanning the QR code Now I am going towards the platform Now I can see the tracks oh, that's my train! Welcome to the VIA rail my coach number is 5 An elderly gentleman just told me .

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Go Trains are basically the local trains like in Mumbai It serves GTA isn't that beautiful! VIA Rail is a long-distance train like Mumbai-Delhi Delhi-Howrah VIA rail connects Ottawa, Montreal.

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Vancouver and more.

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40 is my train number 05 is the car number its heavy! Luggage rack I have changed the coach The serviceman helped me The best thing is.

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the day is clear I can see the blue sky today thanks to the serviceman his name is Joe When I told him that I have come from India and its my first time on a VIA rail he happily welcomed me he also suggested sitting on this side to get better views this is a vintage coach this train is made 60 years back I always wanted to experience a train journey from the first or the last coach so that I can get such views I am happy to get such views in Canada large bags are kept here small ones are kept overhead space They also serve snacks in the train this is the menu that gentleman is selling snacks on his trolley like Santa Clause is coming to us but you have to pay here The cheapest fare from Toronto to Ottawa is 49 CAD I am talking about the economy class this is the econonmy class Train fare is dynamic like flight's fare Its better to book in advance Fare keeps raising as the seats get booked Its snow everywhere Its almost 4 hours now We will reach Ottawa in the next half an hour This journey is beautiful I recommend VIA rail at least experience it once Reached Ottawa All the views you saw just now couldn't have been possible without him This is VIA Rail my journey was great i enjoyed the beautiful landscapes from the train What a great train and journey it was! who made this trip possible BIggest thanks to all of you because of you, I get such invitations Heartfelt thanks to all of you.

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