Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tracks on Tracks and VIA Rail

VANCOUVER, May 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada and Green Couch Productions will host a musical train journey this June, 2012. The project, called "Tracks on Tracks" will feature Canadian musicians performing on the Canadian train, and various station platforms, as they travel from Vancouver to Toronto to perform at the NXNE Festival.

"The inspiration for this project came from our desire to combine Canadian landscape with musical inspiration and the train was a natural choice for us in this project", said Michelle Alan, Creative Producer for Green Couch Productions.

"VIA Rail is pleased to be involved with this project to assist Canada's up and coming musicians and to expand our social networking opportunities with a younger audience who are Canada's future rail riders", says Pierre Santoni, Sr Director of Domestic & International Sales.

CBC Radio 3 is involved with Tracks on Tracks as the media host. Renowned presenter Grant Lawrence will travel with the Tracks on Tracks train to interview the musicians and to provide commentary about the train journey.

Canadians can travel with the Tracks on Tracks train by purchasing tickets for the Canadian, traveling June 8th from Vancouver and arriving in Toronto on June 12th.

A special discount code offering a 10% discount is being offered for this train. Please quote 12363, under Other Special Discounts, when making your booking on

Please visit the Tracks on Tracks website at for more information on this musical train journey, or follow the journey on Twitter at #TracksonTracks.

About VIA Rail

VIA Rail Canada operates the national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada. An independent Crown Corporation established in 1977, VIA Rail Canada's ( mandate is to provide safe, efficient, more environmentally sustainable and cost effective passenger transportation, in the country's two official languages.

Every week, VIA operates 503 intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities from coast to coast and north to Hudson Bay across its 12,500-kilometre route network.

Winner of the 2011 Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award, VIA transports over four million passengers annually. The demand for VIA services is growing as travelers increasingly turn to train travel as a safe, hassle-free and environmentally responsible alternative to congested roads and airports. Follow VIA on Twitter at Visit VIA on Facebook at

VIA in Western Canada

VIA provides passenger services mandated by the Government of Canada. These include rapid intercity services, cross-Canada services, and services to remote communities.

In Western Canada, VIA provides year-round, all-weather services, including the legendary Canadian train operating between Toronto and Vancouver three times per week. VIA also operates regional services in the West, between Jasper, Alberta and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and between Winnipeg and Churchill, Manitoba.

More information about VIA Rail and its services is available online at:

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