Rocky Mountaineer delays start of season

Luxury rail company will begin service on June 1

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The Rocky Mountaineer has announced it will delay the start of its service until June 1. 

The company, which provides luxury rail service through the B.C.’s Interior and the Rocky Mountains, had hoped to commence service this spring, but has elected to delay its start date. 

“The travel landscape is almost unrecognisable from 17 months ago when we last operated our trains, and much uncertainty remains around when the Canadian and provincial governments will lift the travel and health restrictions that make it impossible for us to welcome guests on board our Canadian routes,” said Peter Armstrong, founder and interim chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer, in a release. 

“We are hopeful the vaccination programs underway in the United States and Canada will soon be sufficient, so we can get back to doing what we do best, which is hosting guests for an incredible experience on board our trains.”  

This year, the company is launching the inaugural season of a route through the southwest U.S. 

Rockies to the Red Rocks is a two-day train journey between Moab, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. 

The preview season for the route starts on Aug. 15 and will run until Nov. 19. 

For guests affected by the delayed start, Rocky Mountaineer is offering travel credits. 

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