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Amtrak resumes service from New York to Toronto on Monday

The Maple Leaf cross-border service resumed for the first time since the pandemic.
Credit: WGRZ

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — On Monday, Amtrak service to Canada from Niagara Falls resumed for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Service to Toronto on the Maple Leaf line, which includes New York City, Albany and Niagara Falls among others, resumed June 27.

Amtrak had cancelled all of its rail service in Canada in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Passengers hoping to use the line to Toronto from the U.S. will need to use the ArriveCAN app and wear a mask while on the train and inside train stations in Canada. Non-Canadian citizens must be fully vaccinated and take with them the vaccination record that was uploaded to the ArriveCAN app.

Within 72 hours of traveling to Canada, travelers must submit their mandatory information in ArriveCan via the app or website. Information needed includes proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan.

Minors traveling are subject the the same travel document and visa requirements as adults. A consent letter is also strongly recommended and may be requested by immigration authorities.

Additional information about requirements are available on the the Government of Canada and VIA Rail websites.

Masks are mandatory for all passengers once the train crosses the border.

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