rocky mountaineer train travelling throughthe canadian rockies

Expansion of Train Fleet in the Canadian Rockies

Canadian company Rocky Mountaineer have received delivery of their tenth new train carriage to give travellers an unforgettable experience through the Rockies.

Due to celebrate 30 years in 2020, the family owned Canadian company Rocky Mountaineer is delighted to accept delivery of its newest addition to the fleet. The company had ordered 10 new carriages from Stadler in Germany during 2015. Each of the Gold Leaf carriages seats 72 passengers and feature dimmable dome windows that control the incoming sunlight, heated seating that spins 180 degrees to create more sociable seating and improved suspension alongside other technical features, all with the passenger experience in mind.

rocky mountaineer gold leaf train to travel the canadian rockies
Image from CNW Group/Rocky Mountaineer

Steve Sammut, president and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer said: “We are extremely excited to add these new Gold Leaf carriages to our fleet, they have been extremely well received by both our guests and our team.

“The delivery of this final carriage marks a key milestone for our team ahead of our 30th anniversary season as we look forward to hosting and showcasing the best of western Canada to even more guests in 2020 and beyond.”

Rocky Mountaineer began offering unforgettable train journeys through the Rockies mountain range of west Canada in 1990 with just a few traditional style trains.

Over the past 6 years, the company’s capacity has doubled due to the introduction of the 10 new Gold Leaf and 12 Silver Leaf carriages. Their fleet, which now has 70 consists including locomotives and power generator carriages has been expanded to meet the growing demand from worldwide travellers.

“These new Gold Leaf rail carriages will allow us to welcome even more guests on board our trains and offer increased availability across our most popular dates and routes,” said Steve. “We were intentional in designing these new carriages 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.”

rocky mountaineer train travelling through thr canadian rockies
Image from CNW Group/Rocky Mountaineer

The new carriages will be travelling the two routes of ‘First Passage to the West’ and ‘Journey through the Clouds’ between Vancouver and Lake Louise, Banff or Jasper via Kamloops.  

Rocky Mountaineer offers a selection of short journeys, Rockies highlights, circular journeys and unique adventures that showcase Canada’s most stunning scenery whilst providing guests with an unforgettable travel experience.

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