LETTER: Fed up with train whistles

Former Mission resident contemplates leaving Abbotsford because of noise

Am I the only citizen of Abbotsford fed up with the loud whistles and increased train traffic through Abbotsford?

When I lived in Mission, we found out that the whistles were not necessary but only because the conductor of the train wanted people to know they were passing through. The whistles were banned.

We are not living in the 19th century. We have enough noise and stress in our lives. We don’t need lonely conductors blasting away our peace and quiet. I would like to see an end to the extra trains that were only supposed to run through Abbotsford until October and is extended to December. Just like taxes, once they are permitted, they never end.

Also, the regulation amount of whistles at crossings is all that should be permitted, if not banned altogether. I know that some trains whistle while they are in the crossing. By then it is too late to be a warning any longer.

I am at the point of moving from Abbotsford because of the irresponsible permission of trains and whistles by city council.

Dawn Emile

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