Train whistling cessation took years to negotiate for three Rosedale train crossings in Chilliwack, but it’s coming soon. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Train whistling to halt soon at three Chilliwack crossings

Conditions are now in place for whistle cessation after years of negotiations

Train whistles will soon be a thing of the past in Rosedale.

It’s taken since 2008 for City of Chilliwack to negotiate “whistle cessation” with CN at three rail crossings that underwent safety upgrades.

On Tuesday, council declared that train whistles would no longer be heard at crossings on McGrath Road (Mile 64.95), Ford Road (Mile 65.10), and Nevin Road (Mile 65.32) in Rosedale.

“A huge thank you to staff for the work they’ve been doing on this file,” said Mayor Sharon Gaetz, adding she hoped it meant better sleep for local residents.

The end of whistling should take a month or two, she said.

Coun. Sam Waddington passed on the gratitude from Coun. Chris Kloot, who was not present at Tuesday’s council meeting.

“He wanted me to express his thanks as well as his excitement about this,” he said. “He’s been hearing from residents on this, and they are thankful for this moving forward.”

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