VIA Rail’s “Ocean” train runs between Montreal and Halifax, and is the longest running named train in North America. The train features coach and sleeper accommodations as well as on-board dining.
Currently the Ocean runs three times a week, departing Montreal on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for Halifax. The westward train departs Halifax on the same days – Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
It used to run six days per week until half the runs were cut in 2013.
For More Information
- For the history of the Ocean train, please read The Ocean Limited by Douglas N.W. Smith.
- See Atlantic Canada Passenger Trains by David Othen for a historical look at passenger trains in the area