IT SOUNDS LIKEs a bit like an April Fool’s joke. CP will add another track through the downtown. Right. Because of course we need more train traffic through the downtown and let’s not even talk about trains that transport coal in open cars. Let’s hope not, because coal dust is the last thing we need, but also, it would not be the first time when that would happen.
Then there’s the other issues related to trains.
A couple of months ago some friends visited Kamloops and they wanted to experience the downtown properly, so they chose their lodging accordingly. That was for one night only, because the train traffic proved too much. For the remaining of their time in Kamloops they chose a hotel somewhere uptown and that saved their sleep.
Who would think that more train traffic would be beneficial? More so if the extra track is intended to transport extra merchandise to the Lower Mainland. The extras we need right now should have nothing to do with consumerism, but with clean air, less congested roads and less throwaway stuff.