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City committee looks to silence train whistles at southwest Calgary rail crossing – Calgary
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City committee looks to silence train whistles at southwest Calgary rail crossing – Calgary

Early morning train whistles in southwest Calgary have prompted city officials to explore a whistle cessation after several complaints in the area. Calgary’s community development committee heard Thursday that the CP Rail crossing at 210 Ave. S.W. sees about five trains per day.When those trains roll through, they sound off a whistle that lasts about 20 seconds.City officials told committee those whistles resulted in complaints to the city from some of the newer communities in the area like Walden, Legacy, Pine Creek and Belmont.It’s unclear how many complaints the city received.According to the city, the crossing was realigned last year and a new, at-grade crossing was built along with bells and traffic arms.“As a result, the need for whistling from the trains to indicate their a...