Improvements to VIA Rail Canada services at Trenton’s Junction could be on the way.
At Monday night’s meeting, Trenton Via Rail Volunteer Errick Camolese spoke to Quinte West council about that day’s celebration of 15 years.
Camolese commended the city for the Monday morning event staged in celebration of the 15th anniversary of VIA rail deciding it would reopen its small station in Trenton, after closing it down for about six months.
He explained right now he continues to voice his concern to VIA officials about getting later train services to Union Station as the only morning train leaves the Junction at 6:30 a.m. and the only night stop in Toronto is at 9:30 p.m.
Quoting the late former councillor Roy Ingram, who was an advocate for the train service, Camolese said the ‘the train is our portal to the world.’
Camolese added many have expressed an interest in the option of heading east to Ottawa and/or Montreal.
Chris Angelo, Director Public Works & Environmental Services said currently staff is looking at synergies between VIA and the City on buying tickets as well.