6. Twentieth Street & River Drive - OVERNIGHT WHISTLE CESSATION ON CP MARPOLE SPUR LINE ACHIEVED

Primarily operated by: SRY
Safety audit complete: Yes
Design complete: Yes
Construction status: Complete
Whistle cessation process: Step 8

Comments:

A manually-operated gate has been installed at the crossing, which enables SRY to cease whistling between the hours of 22:00 to 06:00 when the gate is closed and locked and SRY’s train movement is on the CP Marpole Spur Line. However, the federally-regulated railways that cross 20th Street will only adhere to full-time cessation, which cannot be achieved with a manual gate, and the overnight partial whistle cessation does not apply on the rail line operated by CN at this crossing. The City is exploring the possibility of privatizing this crossing as railways are not required to whistle at private crossings.

Information last updated: June 14, 2019

  • How do I get involved?
    The Railway Community Advisory Panel, comprised of members from the City, railway companies, and the community formally discuss issues such as whistle cessation. If you would like to attend a meeting or bring a delegation you can contact Legislative Services at 604.527.4523 or  

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  • For more information, please contact:
    Roger Emanuels
    Manager of Design & Construction
    604.527.4540