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We should be making noise


Re: Silencing train whistles to cost $1.8m, Jan. 28.

Residents of Crescent Beach and White Rock just don’t get it…

Do you really think that your property values will not suffer? Do you really think that living in South Surrey and White Rock has not being affected by BNSF Trains?

You should see the size of the engines that they have to pull 135 rail cars. These engines are equal to nine old engines in noise, vibration and horn blast. Even if your home is soundproof and you wear ear plugs, the noise will wake you up. At 3 a.m., some train crews are blasting their horns 35 times.

For what? For who?

Regulation and control has to stop BNSF running trains from midnight to 8 a.m. The costs of shutting them up or moving them should be all covered by BNSF. Period.

And don’t tell me to move. People were here first, and people are more important.

Legal demonstrations should be so huge that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and BNSF cannot ignore us.

Speaking of noise, I noticed again jet planes in the early hours of the morning over South Surrey and White Rock. I talked to YVR managers and the feds, and they said that the people of Richmond are tired of hearing airplanes and it is devaluing their properties. So from now on, they are moving the flight routes over Crescent Beach and White Rock more and more.

Robert Melynchuk, Surrey



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