VIA Rail Venture Trainset

Venture trainsets for VIA Rail will transform Canadian transportation 

Venture trainsets for VIA Rail will transform Canadian transportation 

World-class technology to evolve Canadian rail travel

Connecting Canadians and modernizing transportation 

In December of 2018, VIA Rail ordered 32 Venture trainsets from Siemens Mobility to reimagine the way Canadians travel. One of the most environmentally friendly fleets in North America, these trainsets will modernize transportation in Canada for future generations and help the country meet sustainability goals in the fight against climate change.


The 32 trainsets, with associated TSSSA, will result in VIA Rail having one of the most environmentally friendly fleets in North America. Designed for all passenger needs, the trainsets offer an unparalleled, barrier-free and fully accessible travel experience, transforming the journey of Canadians. 


With historic VIA Rail ridership numbers in 2019 – more than 4.7 million passengers in a single year in the Quebec-Windsor corridor – passengers are looking for more comfortable, cleaner and sustainable transportation options as they return to public transit. While the trainsets are a key part of VIA Rail’s modernization program, together with our teams at Siemens Mobility, these trainsets will allow VIA Rail to connect communities and evolve Canadian rail travel.


Beginning in 2022, VIA Rail will welcome passengers on the first new Venture trainsets. Follow along as we work towards better passenger service and 100% availability on our journey to transform passenger rail!

These top-of-the-line trainsets feature exciting cutting-edge technology that will provide advanced maintenance capabilities and enhanced information to passengers,” noted Marc Buncher, CEO Siemens Mobility North America. “Canadians will be riding the most advanced trainsets we have on the continent today – and we are proud to partner with VIA Rail as they modernize the way Canadians travel.
Marc Buncher CEO, Siemens Mobility North America

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Enhanced safety with Crash Energy Management (CEM), crumple zones, anti-climber and push-back couplers

Fully accessible washrooms & braille signage​

Enhanced Wi-Fi​

Comfortable seats feature integrated USB charging and overhead reading lights​

In-seat recline

Reduced emissions to meet Canada’s sustainability goals

Computerized maintenance management information system (CMMIS) to manage and streamline predictive maintenance and increase fleet reliability and availability​

Maximum operational speed 125 mph / 200 km/h

Comfortable ride with air suspension system​

Recuperation of braking energy to reduce fuel consumption​

Dedicated bicycle and luggage storage space

Data monitoring and data analytics ensures early detection of faults to enhance preventative maintenance and reduced downtime​

Powered by a fuel-efficient, Tier 4 emission compliant Cummins QSK95, 16-cylinder diesel engine providing 4200 hp

Contacts for journalists:


Kara Evanko, Siemens Mobility

Phone: +1 202-285-3072; E-mail:


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