Kings’ Express departs for Montreal on Monday, April 16

Kings' Express departs for Montreal on Monday, April 16

All aboard the King’s Express! On Monday, 16 April, a group of King’s students will board the train at Halifax’s Via Rail station, bound for Montreal.

The trip is the initiative of Sustainability King’s, a student-led group that negotiated the special $99 fare with Via Rail. The aim is to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging students to take the train rather than a plane at the end of term. 

The students will be sent off in fine style, with a bagpiper, a rousing speech, faculty dressed in academic gowns, and stripey King’s scarves for all travellers.

Festivities start at 11.00 AM, with boarding at 11.30. The train departs at 12.15. 

From left to right: Emma Norton, Dan Brown, and Juliana Lufkin of Sustainability King’s model the King’s scarves.

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