A photo of a Via Rail train passing through a level crossing without its barriers lowered in Ottawa has sparked anger on social media, but the crown corporation says at no time were drivers or pedestrians at risk.
Via Rail service is set to resume between Toronto and Montreal after a group of Tyendinaga Mohawks blocked off an area next to the rail lines to draw attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women.
Via Rail saw its second-quarter net income slip as revenue declined and operating expenses rose. The arms-length Crown corporation reported a profit of $9.6 million, down from $11.9 million a year ago.
Via Rail says its passenger train services were operating normally and its unionized employees showed up for work as usual Friday morning following a last-minute deal that averted a strike by the Canadian Auto Workers union.
The Canadian Auto Workers union says it has reached a tentative deal with Via Rail. It followed days of tense, round-the-clock negotiations in Montreal and averted a strike that was set to begin just after midnight.