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The City of New Westminster and railways implement train whistle cessation at two downtown crossings
Posted On:
May 16, 2017

New Westminster, BC – The City of New Westminster is pleased to announce that, after working in collaboration with the railways, whistle cessation has been officially implemented at two downtown crossings: Begbie Street at Front Street and Fourth Street at Front Street.

“I’m very happy to let our residents and businesses know that whistle cessation has finally been achieved at our two downtown crossings,” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “City staff have worked diligently with multiple parties to address this issue throughout a lengthy and complex process. This is an important step in moving forward our long term goal of whistle cessation across our city.”

It is important to note that, although train whistles will no longer be sounded under normal circumstances when approaching these two crossings, train whistles may still be sounded for safety or in emergency situations at the discretion of the operating engineer.

To learn more about the whistle cessation process or to stay up to date with the latest information about whistle cessation, please visit the City website at



Roger Emanuels, Manager of Design and Construction
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