Letter: No rush hour on Fort Langley rails

Editor: I read with interest a 2014 post about slow moving coal trains. I did so sitting in my car at 96 Avenue and 216 Street for the second day in a row at rush hour, waiting for 15 minutes as it passed.

Not only do I get the luxury of waiting once, as I live in Bedford Landing, I get to wait again one kilometre farther ahead, as it crosses 96 Avenue again.

And while this waiting gives me the chance to read the Langley Times, I would have preferred getting home to my family a little faster.

I work in healthcare and I truly do understand the need to balance safety with convenience.

I do this daily in my job.

However, I can’t help but question the need for these trains — that must travel slowly for a reason — to have to do so during rush hour.

Jennifer Schouten,

Fort Langley

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