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VIA Rail’s Heritage Station Awarded

October 31st 2012 by Denis Pinsonneault

Along its network, which connects over 450 communities across Canada, lie more than 55 of VIA Rail’s Heritage stations. These stations have been awarded the designation of “Heritage” by Canada’s Historic Places, a federal organization. A Heritage building is deemed so due to its historical importance, its architectural significance and the special place that it holds in its environment.

Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station was given the status of being a “heritage” station since 1991 and VIA  prides itself on serving its customers in the  magnificent building – a witness of our past. This status was one of the reasons why VIA started restoring the building in 2011. Everything was done to preserve the heritage character of the structure.

All of this effort was rewarded on October 19, when VIA Rail was granted the honorary award from Heritage BC for restoring Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station.

For further information on this magnificent project, please visit our Transforming VIA website to view, among other things, the photo gallery of Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station which shows the renovation work in a “before and after” format.

We cannot sign off  without acknowledging the hard work of all who worked on this project at VIA Rail!

Vancouver Pacific Central Station after the renovation work.

About Denis Pinsonneault

Denis Pinsonneault
As Chief Customer Experience Officer, Denis Pinsonneault is in charge of activities directly related to customer experience within stations and on board trains. He also supervises Real Estate to ensure synergy between those who do station maintenance and those who work in stations. Moreover, he oversees Customer Advocacy Teams, which ensure the regular exchange of information as well as consistency of customer experience support activities.
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