CN Rail wait times in Ed­son

The McLeod River Post - - News -

Spe­cial to the Post CN has com­mit­ted to work with the Town of Ed­son to try to re­duce wait times at key rail­way in­ter­sec­tions in Town.

CN and Town of Ed­son rep­re­sen­ta­tives, met last week to ex­plore op­tions to re­duce the in­ci­dents of blocked cross­ings in the town.

Ed­son Mayor Kevin Za­hara says this is a great step for­ward. “We want to thank CN for lis­ten­ing to the con­cerns of our Coun­cil and com­mu­nity about this is­sue. Hav­ing these in­ter­sec­tions opened up will greatly in­crease pub­lic safety and re­duce frus­tra­tion of mo­torists in the area. We’ve al­ready seen a sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment since these changes were im­ple­mented ap­prox­i­mately two weeks ago.”

CN val­ues our re­la­tion­ships with the com­mu­ni­ties in which we op­er­ate,” said Thomas Smith, Pub­lic Af­fairs Man­ager at CN. “Ed­son is an im­por­tant com­mu­nity to CN lo­cated along our busy cor­ri­dor be­tween Ed­mon­ton and the West Coast. We are work­ing to min­i­mize the de­lays mo­torists may face in Ed­son while we work to safely and ef­fi­ciently move the goods so im­por­tant to our econ­omy and the lives of Cana­di­ans.” The Town of Ed­son will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion and will keep work­ing with CN to en­sure they are able to op­er­ate ef­fec­tively while main­tain­ing open road­ways for our res­i­dents.

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