Train traffic in Langley may be reduced

Canadian Pacific Railway may be shut down by a strike of its operating employees. That would mean fewer trains in Langley.

There will be fewer trains travelling through Langley in the next few days.

Canadian Pacific Railway’s operating employees went on strike at midnight Tuesday night. They are members of the Teamsters Union. Freight trains operated by CPR were idled.

CPR operates many of the coal and container trains that travel through Langley’s business district to and from Deltaport. The tracks through Langley are owned by CPR and connect to a B.C. Rail line from Cloverdale to the port.

Trains of other railways using the CPR tracks, notably CN and Southern Railway of B.C., are likely to keep operating, as those railways are not affected by job action.

Traffic on the CN line throiugh Fort Langley will likely be near nornal levels, as most trains on it are operated by CN.

The federal government said Wednesday it will bring in back-to-work legislation if the strike is not settled quickly.

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