LETTER: Blasting trains

The train engine horn noise from the trains travelling along Highway 11 from Clayburn Road to downtown Abbotsford ...

Enough is enough!

The train engine horn noise from the trains travelling along Highway 11 from Clayburn Road to downtown Abbotsford, between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., has reached an excessive and consistent high level.

The three long and one short blasts (the last one being the longest) are so loud I doubt ear plugs would be helpful.

All this loud activity in this area begs a number of questions:

When do the noise bylaws of Abbotsford come into play?

Why have the mayor and council ignored all of these train noise complaints?

Why is it necessary to have all this rail activity during the quiet period of midnight to 6 a.m.?

Why is it necessary for these train engineers to use such excessively long, continuous horn blasts?

You would think that with the consideration of approving additional long trains through this area, that some attention would be given to the existing noise issue.

Jim Barrett, Abbotsford