Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:03 AM
Based on information I can gather from VIA's current timetables, no local traffic is permitted between the following stations:
Montreal-Dorval & Saint-Lambert
Quebec City-Charny & Sainte-Foy
Now, with GO Transit expanding service to Niagara Falls within the next 5-10 years, I wonder if they will impose a "no local traffic" restriction between Toronto & Niagara Falls on the Maple Leaf once GO's expansion is complete...
Also, both AMT and GO already serve some pairs which VIA also serves and which aren't restricted as above (e.g. Toronto-Oshawa). Basically the restrictions above are for the "first station out" only (and are more like a few of the close-in Amtrak restrictions, such as WAS-NYP-only trains tending to not take local traffic WAS-NCR or NWK-NYP). Amtrak doesn't make those rules universal, however, so you get oddities like being able to book VA-originating Regionals WAS-NCR.
Capitol Limited (7), CA Zephyr (4) Lake Shore Limited (1), Acela (2), NE Regional (2), Sliver Meteor (4)
Upcoming: Silver Meteor (1), Lake Shore Limited (1), SW Chief (2), MO River Runner (1), Texas Eagle (1)
Possibly Upcoming: Either Texas Eagle (1), Capitol Limited (1), Silver Meteor (2) or Texas Eagle (1), Capitol Limited (1), Silver Meteor (1)