Articles about ‘Via Rail’

Canadian Transportation Agency rejects Via Rail’s efforts to limit wheelchair, mobility access on trains

  • November 16, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw clients, Martin Anderson and Marie Murphy, continue their fight for increased capacity  for mobility aids on Via Rail trains.

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is rejecting Via Rail’s efforts to limit access on its trains for passengers using wheelchairs and other mobility aids.  » Read the rest

VIA Rail Changes its Policies on Mobility Devices on its Trains

  • May 23, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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As a result of our clients’ successful litigation at the Canadian Transportation Agency, VIA Rail proposed revisions to its policy regarding mobility devices to now permit two devices to be tied down on its trains. Previously, VIA’s policy only permitted one mobility device at a time to be tied down on its trains. » Read the rest

Married Couple Able to Travel Together on VIA Rail Trains

  • April 28, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Our clients are celebrating a major victory over VIA Rail.

Our clients, are husband and wife and are both persons with disabilities who use scooters to assist in their mobility. VIA Rail trains only have one tie-down space per train and as a result, our clients have been forced to travel separately or risk damage to their scooters by having them stowed improperly. » Read the rest

VIA Rail Class Action and Settlement Agreement regarding Inaccessibility of VIA train Sleeper Cars

  • October 21, 2014
  • BakerLaw
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In August 2014, bakerlaw posted about VIA Rail’s announcement of new accessible cabins for two on its Canadian train between Toronto and Vancouver (link to post).   Trips onboard the renovated sleeper car with an accessible double sleeping compartment are now being offered at a compensatory discount to members of a recent class action settlement in Cummings vs. » Read the rest

Special means to an end

  • March 15, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today featured a piece by Helen Henderson on activist Claire Mehta, the original complainant in the battle with VIA Rail over wheelchair inaccessible passenger cars. Bakerlaw acted as legal counsel to the complainants in the case, which proved to be a major victory for the community. » Read the rest

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