The Régie intermunicipale de transport Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine is pleased to announce the establishment of a shuttle bus linking the Campbellton train station and the municipalities located on the south shore of the peninsula – between Nouvelle and Gaspé – for the summer season (June 21 to September 2, 2019). This additional service will enable people who travel on board the Ocean train to or from Montreal to make connections all the way to Gaspé.
Synchronized with train schedules, the shuttles will improve the transportation options available to local citizens, but also for the many tourists who visit the region during the summer.
“The goal of the new service we are launching this summer is to make it easier to connect with major centers but also within the region. People will be able to select trips like Montreal-New Carlisle or Percé-Bonaventure on the VIA Rail platform,” said Marie-Andrée Pichette, Executive Director of the Régie intermunicipale de transport Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Daniel Côté, President of the Régie and Mayor of Gaspé, commented that “the popularity of shuttles during the holiday season over the last two years and the funds available this year have enabled us to make this project a reality in collaboration with VIA Rail. We believe that this service, although seasonal, will provide an attractive transportation alternative for users, for both short and long distances.”
“We are very pleased to be working again with RÉGÎM to meet the needs expressed by travelers on the Gaspé Peninsula who wish to have more transportation options, in this case during the particularly busy summer season. Supporting our vision of sustainable mobility, our intermodality strategy aims to make travel more convenient and attractive within an integrated network of carriers. Thus, for this service with RÉGÎM, more passengers will be able to leave their cars at home and enjoy the attractions of this exceptional region in complete comfort,” added VIA Rail President and Chief Executive Officer Yves Desjardins-Siciliano.
Passengers wishing to use this service will be able to reserve the shuttle and purchase train tickets directly on the VIA Rail website at https://www.viarail.ca/en/. Travelers may also call 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245) or 1-800-268-9503 (TTY for the hearing impaired) to speak to a representative. People will also be able to get information on the service from the RÉGÎM at 1-877-521-0841.