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MEMBER CONTRIBUTION

THE SMART CHOICE

At 40, VIA Rail is transforming to lead Canadians towards a more sustainable future.
By Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada

Four years ago, I was appointed
President and CEO of VIA Rail with a
clear objective: to ensure that intercity
passenger rail continued to play a
key role in the economic prosperity of
Canada. Since then, with the support
of an exceptional and dedicated team,
we have laid the groundwork for a
renewed vision of a more relevant and
modern VIA Rail.
Over the past four years, on a
regular basis, I visited every VIA Rail
regional office and maintenance
centre. On each trip on our trains,
I talk with passengers and crews.
These hundreds of conversations
have allowed me to hear different
views and perceived opportunities for
improved travel on VIA Rail trains, from
those who know best: our passengers
and our employees. Their first-hand
input is reflected in a number of
service enhancements we've made
that have led to the successes we've
recorded since 2014. Moreover,
they've also provided us with a
roadmap for our future. 
The end of 2017 marked our 15th
straight quarter of revenue growth
and eighth consecutive quarter
of increased ridership. Even more
Canadians are recognizing the value
of our service by making the smart
choice to take the train. Meanwhile,
internally, we increased our employee
engagement score by 22 per cent
compared to 2015, which places us
six points over the average score
for Crown Corporations and only
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Yves Desjardins-Siciliano

Train exiting the station in Quebec City, Quebec / Train sortant de la gare de Québec (Québec)



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Summer 2018

President’s Message
Capital Improvements
Sustainable Investing
The Smart Choice
Rail Relocation 101
Rail-Government Interface 2018
Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Intro
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Interchange - Summer 2018 - President’s Message
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Interchange - Summer 2018 - Capital Improvements
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