Letters: Trains were in New West first, but the number of them keeps going up

Editor:

Re: A tale of two noise complaints, Record Opinion, March 21

I read with interest the editorial in the recent paper about train noise versus building noise in the city. 

While it is true that we moved to the areas we live in and the trains were here first, there are a few things that have changed. There are more trains than there were 10 years ago, which brings more horn noise. 

Also, we now have crossing arms, bells and lights on Quayside Drive, as well as the train horns. Add to this the amount of screeching wheels on railcars which are not maintained properly and the added noise of the SkyTrain, which has a section of extremely noisy track at this end of the Quay, and the noise can be deafening at times.

Tonight, for the third time in a week, the train coming from Queensborough stopped on the track for some reason, and the bells and lights went on for close to 10 minutes. My hope for the near future is that there are no trains between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. so those of us at the Quay can sleep.

Joan Arnold, New Westminster

 

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