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“It's functional”

VIA Rail Canada Montreal Station
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Not much to say, a lot depends upon when you go - could be packed or dead. It is an average train terminal and functional enough, easy to navigate, parts of it are a bit run-down.

Thank Neil38
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We took this train from montreal canada to quebec city both ways cost about $94 .The train is nice and has comfortable seats 2 to a row and it has english and french speaking staff they offer drinks and snacks aboard. windows are large for a nice view of the farm land etc.The way from montreal to Quebec city was nice except for a squeaky car that squeaked the whole way and gave most passengers in car 3 a headache..other than that it was good. Now the way back from quebec to montreal was a different story though..Weather was pretty hot in the 90's -100 outside and train started out with cool air conditioning =good--less than one hour in to the trip --no air conditioning--(this is a 3 hour trip one way) the car was heating up and felt like an oven--it was not good at all and there was no staff to ask what was going on...extremely uncomfortable -we pulled into the station at montreal and guess what turns on? The air conditioning..what could have been an lovely trip turned sour and uncomfortable-ruined my day-not good

2  Thank shazamm T
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We took the train to Quebec City for a day trip and splurged on business class. We got to wait in the Panorama lounge, which was nice considering the train was delayed quite a bit. The lounge had wifi, newspapers, TVs, juices and a coffee machine. I had expected better amenities
(the coffee was terrible) but the luxury of not having to wait in line was well worth it.

The business class train was disappointing. It was clean, but old and just didn't feel like an upgrade. The coach seats in Amtrak's Northeast corridor are better. The food was terrible, but it is nice to be served on a train. If there is a cold entree available, go for that. The wine is good. We had great service on the way to Quebec City, and so much much on the way back.

6  Thank gl0betr0tter_dc
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Wow! What a way to go! We had 7 days in Montreal so decided to take the train for one day to Quebec City. The ride is over 3 hours each way but the train is so comfortable and the people are so so nice. There were 4 of us so we booked the first class cabin rows 14 &15 which is set up with a table so we face each other... perfect. We took the 7:10 am out of Montreal station and arrived in Quebec City by 10:30. Its a short walk to the main part of the walled city tourist area which is full of beautiful things to see. We explored the top sites and had a wonderful lunch and a 1 hour hansom cab ride around the town. And the weather was ideal... 72 degrees and sunny. The train departed back to Montreal at 5:30 pm. The day was fabulous and the train ride made it so easy! Note: the breakfast served on the train was not great but the dinner was very good and the service was superb! Even the bathrooms on the train were great!

17  Thank TravelingTina54
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Went to this train station to ride a return train trip back to Toronto Union Station. A very large modern train station that was very clean plus lot's of space. Good place to people watch as well.

2  Thank b0b55russell
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