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LETTERS: Little room for debate

Not everyone understands the dangers of train tracks, writes Larry Lerner. - Contributed photo
Not everyone understands the dangers of train tracks, writes Larry Lerner.
— image credit: Contributed photo


With all the recent publicity about the concerns and danger of walking on the tracks at White Rock Beach, some people still don’t get it.

These kids in the photograph (above) were just an example of the lack of concern over the issue.

Most of the people I speak to regarding this issue understand the reasons for staying off the tracks and will listen and comply. The boys in this picture thought it was a joke and laughed at me. I hope their parents have a sit down with them and try to make them understand.

Larry Lerner, White Rock

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This evening my husband and I had dinner with friends at the WAG, fortunate to have a table with a great view of the water – and the train track. Even saw a small Amtrak train chugging by.

Idyllic setting for a nice evening.

Unfortunately, the view included several sets of parents with their children, strolling along the tracks.

There probably wasn’t another train in sight, but what is it that these parents do not understand about ‘do not walk on the tracks’?

The sense of entitlement will not save these scofflaws from possible disaster.

Forgive me for lack of compassion when that disaster strikes.

Katherine Booth, Surrey

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I’ve been reading the various articles and letters regarding pedestrian safety with the train tracks in White Rock.

Wow, the emotion behind this topic is over the top.

We all know the train tracks will never move. Therefore, fencing is required to protect the people unable to protect themselves.

For beach access, build a number of pedestrian overpasses. This simple solution would end the emotional debate and protect the people.

Charlie Vanditmars, Surrey



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