The city plans to close the Raymur Ave. railway crossing to address safety concerns and meet Transport Canada’s new safety standards. The initial deadline to install the safety upgrades was the fall of 2021, but Transport Canada extended the deadline to November 2024. The extension allowed the engineering staff to work with a consultant to…

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There is no legal limit to the length of time that a train may block a road. However, as of 2014, federal regulations limit the extent to which shunting and idling operations may block roads. The relevant law, referred to colloquially as the “five-minute rule”, is Section 97(2) of the Grade Crossing Regulations (https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2014-275/FullText.html), which…

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The twinning of the Burrard Inlet Rail Line has been deferred by CN Rail, possibly to coordinate with the construction of the underpass at Venables. The Centerm Port expansion is on schedule to be completed by 2022 and will likely result in increased rail traffic.  The City will be launching a pilot project this Spring…

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Dec 2020 The SRA was recently awarded a grant from CN Rail’s BC Community Board to undertake a connectivity study to better understand how residents are currently crossing the Burrard Inlet rail corridor. The study will look at the “current conditions” of community connectivity, how this may be influenced by additional grade-separation within the next…

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