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Slower trains a fast solution

Editor:

Re: Mayors probe moving tracks inland, Nov. 21.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway already restricts their trains to a speed limit of 35 km/h along the White Rock waterfront.

Rather than squandering hundreds of millions of dollars moving train tracks from White Rock to another area that doesn’t want them, perhaps if we asked BNSF nicely they would consider extending this speed limit all the way to the Nicomekl River bridge, which already has a 24 km/h limit.

At those slow speeds, it’s extremely unlikely that a derailment would result in a potential disaster.

And as a bonus, there would be even less possibility of scattering coal dust from the coal cars.

Gary Cameron, Surrey

 

 

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