Letters to the Editor

Keep the trains moving


Re: Cities present four rail-route options, Nov. 28, and ensuing letters.

The rail-line relocation proposal has nothing to do with pandering to the “rich” or “elites” of White Rock or South Surrey, as is being frequently claimed.

The naysayers who are railing – excuse the unintended pun – against the rail-line relocation, on that basis, have misunderstood the issue.

Rather, it has all to do with growing the B.C. economy by expanding the Surrey Fraser Docks and increasing the transportation of goods to and from our ports.

The current tortuous single-track through White Rock route is already operating at near capacity and can no longer safely satisfy the growing demand.

It would be nice if people would stick to the facts and not indulge in ad hominem arguments.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is to be congratulated on her vision and leadership to facilitate growth of the B.C. economy, together with the job creation and increased wealth that will result. Surrey has much to gain from this project.

Keith Knightson, White Rock

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Keep the tracks for commuter trains – as it was intended – and move the freight trains to alternate tracks more suitable to heavy train traffic/loads!

Tom Martin Sr., White Rock



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