VIA Rail Canada has introduced new schedules in the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto triangle.

The company said the changes are expected to bring in 100,000 new passengers per year.

VIA’s Ottawa-Toronto express trains will now make the journey in 3 hours 57 minutes.

A new late evening departure from Ottawa for Montreal is also available. Two new trains on the Montreal to Toronto route are now running, meaning there are now ten weekly departures to Toronto.

The Government of Canada has invested $923 million in VIA since 2007.

Over $400 million of this funding has been dedicated to rail infrastructure projects.