Ottawa, Ontario – Passengers on the Montreal-Ottawa VIA Rail line can take advantage of a new program that combines the train and car-sharing for as little as $79.

Effective immediately, all passengers can register with Communauto or VRTUCAR to reserve a vehicle and a train ticket in a single online operation. At the end of the train ride, passengers can pick up the vehicle at the station or at any other Communauto or VRTUCAR point of service and return it to the same location at the end of their stay.

Until March 25, 2011, a Montreal-Ottawa return trip and the use of a car for 24 hours is only $79. The distance travelled by car will be billed additionally at the rate of 12 cents per kilometre, with gasoline and insurance included. The car rental can be extended for up to 72 hours at a cost of $25 per day.

For more information, visit Communauto or VRTUCAR.

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