Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ottawa-Brampton VIA Toronto

VIA Rail has come a long way since I've been riding the rails back in the early '90s. My university days had me travelling from Brockville, Ontario to Sackville, New Brunswick several times a year. Usually I'd ride coach for 22 hours. VIA could have made a killing if they sold Advil and a neck massage as an add-on. You've all tried to sleep in a chair so you know what I'm talking about!

Now in 2010, the seats are much more comfortable, the leg room is downright spacious and the jigglyness/noise is significantly reduced. As faint as it is from inside the train, that whistle still brings me back to days gone by.

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