The City of White Rock has a railway on the waterfront. This single track rail line is operated by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and is used by BNSF and Amtrak passenger trains.The line operates 24 hours a day.
Trains passing through the city will no longer be blowing their horns at each of the eight entrances to the Promenade to alert people of passing trains as of January 2020.
The City reached an agreement with BNSF following the successful installation of safety gates at eight crossings on White Rock’s waterfront. The City partnered with BNSF and Transport Canada to install 16 gates at eight entry points to the Promenade as part of Transport Canada-mandated safety improvements.
The BNSF has issued a general order instructing train crews to stop sounding the horns at the eight promenade crossings starting January 29, 2020. Engineers will still need to sound the horns if they see people or animals on the tracks.
Facts about BNSF and the City of White Rock
The City of White Rock partners with the Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Inc. to ensure public rail safety in White Rock.
The installation of the safety gates assisted in the City’s efforts toward whistle cessation.