Over the past 6 month, Rail noise on the Quay ( and Queensborough) is steadily rising to the surface – like a rapid boil…yet sometime we find ourselves wondering if there will ever be a real solution when you read two comments recently received through our email@example.com address.
For privacy reasons we will not identify the authors only to say they are verified as legitimate and have provided the QCB with their names.
……….One Side Of The Rail Coin…….
July 19, 2019 | Queensborough Resident
“I live near CN’s Lulu Island Yard, and have done so for 30+ years.
My question: Is CN idling its engines year-round there now as they have started to do this year here? The Smartstart system no longer shuts off engines when not in use during warmer weather. It is now the worst it has ever been, with CN now leaving its locomotives on an apparently preferred fast idle for up to 15 hours a day this summer, with the introduction of summer idling with locomotives that are apparently never to be shut off.
I have Transport Canada, The Canadian Transportation Agency now involved again as CN has been utterly uncooperative.
Are you experiencing similar issues in your community?
………The Other Side Of The Same Coin………
July 3 | Quayside Resident
“The Trains are quieter than Skytrain is except when they start making up trains. We have been here about 3 years and if I did not hear the trains making noise I would not be able to fall asleep, if no noise I would miss them.”