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First VIA Rail passenger train in 18 months leaves Winnipeg for Churchill

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WATCH: After months of waiting on track repairs, passengers can once again travel by VIA Rail between Winnipeg and Churchill, Manitoba – Dec 3, 2018

For a group of railway passengers, Churchill, Man. is just two days away.

After months of waiting on track repairs, the people of Winnipeg can once again just hop on a train destined for Churchill.

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This is the first passenger train to travel to the northern community since a flood washed out several portions of the rail tracks in May, 2017.

WATCH: Freight train arrives in Churchill

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Freight train arrives in Churchill – Nov 24, 2018

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VIA Rail says about 29,000 people travelled by rail before the tracks were impacted. In 2017, that number dropped to 16,000.

The passengers aboard VIA’s Winnipeg-Churchill service are set to arrive on Tuesday morning, 1,700 kilometres later.

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