Canadians took to the trains for the last long weekend of the summer this year. VIA Rail is boasting its highest ridership numbers in 10 years for the Labour Day long weekend. The VIA Rail record breaking ridership shows that a lot of people ditched the cars for the long weekend.\nAccording to VIA Rail, an increased amount of Canadians chose to ride the rails with VIA instead of travelling by car during the long weekend. The boosted ridership numbers are the highest the rail comapny's seen in 10 years during the Labour Day long weekend.\n83,579 passengers rode on the Quebec City-Windsor corridor alone. The top VIA Rail destinations were along that corridor: Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.\n"What better way to end the summer than by reporting great ridership results for this Labour Day long weekend. Being the last before the beginning of the new school year, this long weekend was a great opportunity for all our passengers to visit family and friends and to discover new sceneries, without the headache brought on by traffic," said Cynthia Garneau, VIA Rail president and CEO, in a press release.\nView this post on Instagram Who can guess what station this is? 🌸 (Picture by @kalabawtravels) // Qui peut deviner il s'agit de quelle gare? 🌸 (photo par @kalabawtravels) A post shared by VIA Rail Canada (@viarailcanada) on Jun 15, 2018 at 8:18am PDT\nVIA Rail recorded numbers from Thursday of the long weekend to the next Tuesday. The busiest day of the weekend was the Friday with 18,952 passengers travelling across the country.\nThere was an 3.8 percent increase this year compared to the same long weekend last year.\nView this post on Instagram VIA Train 3 took the siding to allow an eastbound freight to hold the freshly-ballasted mainline at Decoigne, Alberta, Canada. July 29, 1981. F unit 6509 carries the first of Canada's edict for trains to have ditch lights, an idea that was eventually adopted in the USA. Photo Credit Photo Credit to Steve Patterson. . . . . #trains #via #viarail #passenger #alberta #canada #canadian #classic #80s #railroad #railroading #railroads #passengertrain #Service #america #americana #motivepower #locomotive #Engine #engines #transportation #rail #rails #classictrains #railfans #railfansofinstagram #travel #travelbyrail A post shared by Classic Trains (@classic.trains) on Jun 3, 2019 at 8:28pm PDT\nAnd there was a 31 percent passenger increase compared to the long weekend five years ago.\n"Our customers' continued trust in the safe, sustainable, easy and enjoyable experience we offer demonstrates once again that we are on the right track. As we look to the future, their needs and expectations continue to drive our daily operations and key modernization projects," said Garneau.\nView this post on Instagram We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s just better getting there by train! So get on board with us, rediscover the joys of the journey and love the way you travel! /// Vous nous le dites souvent : le train est la voie qui va dans la bonne direction, la voie qu’on aime. Montez donc à bord et retrouvez le plaisir de voyager! A post shared by VIA Rail Canada (@viarailcanada) on Sep 18, 2018 at 9:53am PDT\n"At the heart of these positive results are our employees, whose professionalism and dedication are the reason why more and more Canadians choose to love the way," said Garneau.\nOver the six day long weekend, VIA Rail trains travelled a total of 32 million kilometres across Canada.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.