A rendering of one of the railway crossing information signs in Langley. (Photo: gov.bc.ca)

LETTER: Langley resident skeptical about rail signs’ real intent

Costly signs are meant to soften up the public ahead of big hikes in rail traffic, writer contends

Dear Editor,

My main concern about these new rail crossing warning signs is that if you are not a long time resident of Langley you will find it difficult to figure out a bypass route by which time the train will have already passed.

My other concern is about the exorbitant cost of the signs.

If I didn’t know better I would say it’s simply a way of softening public opinion by the local government and the railroads so as to ease their concerns about the upcoming mega increase in train traffic.

Jeff Laurie, Langley

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