There's an unclear question as to whether an Ottawa-Montreal-Halifax (or v-v) passenger traveling in a sleeper Montreal-Halifax would have access in Ottawa.Access to the Business lounges is available to the following travellers:
Passengers travelling in Business class, Sleeper Plus class, Prestige class, and VIA Préférence Premier members travelling with an Economy Plus fare ticket (exclusions apply).
The new equipment is running between Ottawa and Quebec City via Montreal, so unless you are connecting to the Ocean from either of those directions you are unlikely to be on one.Traveling on The Ocean in mid-October. Curious how likely it will be that new trainsets will be running more often than not? Is there anyway to tell when booking? Thx.
It can be either, however recently the cart model is preferred. The sum total of amenities roughly equals Amtrak FC. It's not unlike Amtrak (or the airlines) where staff make their own rules. Some examples of the service range from my own experience: A nice tray presentation with the entree brought separately vs. the entire tray plunked down with the entree still in the foil heating pan. Sometimes it's the latter with entree plated. Then there's drink service... sometimes cocktails are served - sometimes in glass, other times in plastic. Same for wine, even when there's already a glass glass on the tray. Sometimes "they didn't load the wine". As with all things travel these days, your mileage may vary.Question about business class on the Corridor trains. I’ll be riding from Toronto to Montreal in December. From their description it seems business is sort of equivalent to Acela first class as far as amenities. Is that an accurate assessment or is it more airline Cart style?