The Rocky Mountaineer train company has delayed the start of its season, which typically runs from April to October, until August 30 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer File Photo)

Rocky Mountaineer delays season until August 30

This is the fourth time the popular luxury train has delayed operations in 2020 due to COVID-19

The Rocky Mountaineer train has delayed the start of its 2020 season again, this time until August 30 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Given the growing impact of the pandemic and global travel restrictions, we find ourselves with no choice but to delay the start of our 2020 travel season and suspend our departures until and including August 30,” says a news release from the company.

This marks the fourth time the company has pushed back the start of its popular luxury train service due to COVID-19 this year.

The company, which typically runs its trains from April to October, first delayed its season through April before extending its delay in service until July 1 and then to July 31.

According to the Rocky Mountaineer website, individuals who have travel booked with the company during the suspended service dates will receive a future travel credit for 110 per cent of the pre-tax dollar amount received by the company, to be used for travel until the end of the 2022 season.

The company also states that they will be holding their rail prices in 2021 and 2022 to this years rates so that patrons who are re-booking packages do to cancellations will not experience inflationary price increases for the rail portion of your itinerary.

READ MORE: UPDATED: Rocky Mountaineer delays season until July 31

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