One thing to note when planning a trip to Northern Manitoba is the train is often delayed as Omni Trax/Hudson Bay Railway are doing major track upgrades over the next five years. Note that allowing an extra day in Churchill is recommended as sometimes the train is very late leaving Thompson or early leaving Churchill and could cut your trip short. Tour operators in Churchill have been accommodating, they are challenged by the train schedule as well and want to continue to market Churchill as a tourism destination. There is a 1-800 number with information specific to the Thompson-Churchill line only (trains 692 and 693), it is 1-888-842-6348. This recorded message is updated daily.