Impractical fantasy


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

The whole idea of moving the BNSF tracks inland is a non starter.

It is hard to imagine a scenario where paying $400 million-plus would be intelligent, considering that there would be almost no overall advantage to moving the tracks into someone else’s neighbourhood.

The railway company has no motivation to undertake such a project, and no government in its right mind would waste what amounts to one hundred dollars per B.C. resident on a walking trail.

It seems irresponsible for city politicians to be trying to gather support for such an impractical fantasy.

John Wright, Surrey



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