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Communities in the News

by on August 15, 2011

Communities continue to be affected by railway noise pollution, vibration, or emissions emanating from rail facilities, or a combination of these concerns:

(1)  A gravel barge that took a train bridge out of service has some happy local residents in New Westminister, BC.  They were happy to have a reprieve from the constant noise from the trains.  See residents’ comments on the CTV video and article “Gravel barge crashes into bridge“.  The bridge was set to reopen in late July.  See the article “New Westminster rail bridge likely to reopen Friday“.

(2)  Residents in North Vancouver, BC may gain some relief from CN Rail train whistles if the proposed Low Level Road project is approved.  See the article “City of North Vancouver gives $1M to port’s Low Level Road design“.

(3)  Residents in Port Coquitlam, BC are losing sleep due to train whistles and want whistling to stop during the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.  See the article “Train noise complaints at PoCo city hall“.

(4)  Residents in Port Moody, BC are also dealing with sleep interruption due to whistling by CP Rail trains.  They have a local petition to stop CP Rail from operating between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.  They state that “thousands of people are affected by this noise.”  See the articles “Port Moody hears about train noise” and  “Train talk in Port Moody”.

(5)  Residents in Wildwood, AB have been battling CN Rail train whistles for 7 years according to the articles “Wildwood wants to be whistle-stop” and “Train whistles still a concern for Wildwood residents“.

(6)  Residents in Squamish, BC have also been battling excessive train whistling for years.  See the article “DOS examines cost of halting train whistling“.

(7)  Residents in Barrie, ON finally have some peace and quiet after train whistle cessation has been achieved for this community from GO Transit and CN Rail.  See the article “GO train whistling to stop“.

(8)  Property owners in Hamilton, ON have been in kept in limbo for 22 years waiting for the City of Hamilton and CN Rail to come to an agreement over property redevelopment that included an environmental impact study including noise and vibration.  See the article “The saga of White Star”.

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