The Domain name: cleantrain.ca
was purchased on Apr 13, and quickly a well produced web site was put up to organize opposition to the Go Transit growth plans in Ontario. Reading thought the site with it’s well defined information layout, one can accept the concerns of the residents about the great amount of increased train passages thorough the inner city sections. 50 trains to 300 or 500 trains a day will even surpass the amount of passage trains that occurred during the the operation of the West Toronto and Lambton yards
in the 50’s thought mid 80’s.
Converting the line to electric locomotives
would greatly reduce the disturbance to the community – yet offload the pollution to another area where the electrical power would be generated. The current power units are diesel-electric locomotives
The balance of the possible solutions is going to be real difficult in this situation, as the regional transit plan of Go’s expansion is well intentioned for the greater good, yet those along the line will suffer,and it can be difficult. A Lot of this blog is written 25 meters from the CPR tracks and the new GO Transit locomotives are vastly nosier, with a new shrill and longer lasting wave of sound.
The sound reasoning for the extensive use of the lines and Go’s growth needed in the province dictates a balance of careful sound and vibration avoidance design by the railroads and Go Transit, built with community input and third party oversight. This is gong to take some diligent work of community members and the elected persons.