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Rocky Mountaineer launches 2019 season with new rail cars

Seven newly built GoldLeaf Service train carriages will be offered on Rocky Mountaineer’s Western Canadian rail routes for the 2019 season.

For the start of the 2019 season, the luxury train company has added four new train carriages to its fleet and will add three additional carriages through the season. By 2020, Rocky Mountaineer will add three more GoldLeaf Service rail cars, increasing its overall GoldLeaf capacity by 60%, allowing more passengers to experience train journeys in Western Canada. This follows on from a record-breaking year in 2018, where it welcomed the most British guests onboard in its history.

The rail tour company partnered with the Swiss rail car company Stadler to engineer and build the new equipment at its facilities in Germany. The project marks the largest capital investment in the company's history, with guests’ comfort and experience kept at the forefront of the design throughout. The new train carriages feature dimmable glass-dome windows, redesigned galley kitchens, reclining and heated seats, and enhanced ride quality. The bi-level carriages feature oversized glass-dome windows and a separate dining area for guests travelling through the Canadian Rockies.

Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer of the company, said: “These new GoldLeaf rail cars will allow us to welcome even more guests on board our trains and offer increased availability across our most popular dates and routes. We were intentional in designing these new cars to offer the same exemplary guest comfort across the entire fleet, while also making numerous engineering enhancements behind the scenes that reflect our goal of constantly enhancing both the experience and efficiency of our service.”

Each GoldLeaf rail car seats 72 guests. The new cars will be added to the trains travelling on two of Rocky Mountaineer’s routes: First Passage to the West, a two-day rail journey between Vancouver and Lake Louise or Banff; and Journey through the Clouds, a two-day rail journey between Vancouver and Jasper.

The remaining three cars will join the fleet in 2020, bringing the company’s total to 26 bi-level GoldLeaf rail cars and 16 single-level SilverLeaf rail cars, to mark Rocky Mountaineer’s 30th anniversary as a luxury tourist company.

Visit www.rockymountaineer.com to find out more.


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