VIA Rail’s Heritage Station Awarded
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.
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!