Delayed By A Train?

Contact CN at 1-888-888-5909

Report the date, the time you were stopped and the time you got underway again, the track and direction of the train.

If the train stopped in the intersection, take note of how long. Then call CN.

Message about train traffic from Pat Lorje

Hello fellow Montgomery residents- In the past, many of you have contacted me about delays you have experienced trying to get in and out of the community because trains have been blocking the way. As you may know, both CN and CP have changed their operations in the past few years. They are now running trains that can be up to 3 miles long (5km). I have also heard rumours that they are planning to change their operations even more, and run trains that may be as long as four miles (6.5km)!

The Mayor and the Fire Chief have been very active in meeting with the Federal Transport Minister to express Saskatoon’s concerns about the train operations. However, more information has been requested, so I am writing you to ask your help.

Could you please keep track of the delays you experience when trains block the crossings and let me know about them? I would really appreciate it if you could send me information about the time of day, the track the train was on (CN or CP), the length of time you were stopped waiting for the trains to clear, and any other pertinent information (such as approximately how many other vehicles were held up by the train). The email below from the Fire Chief details the kinds of information he is looking for. I will forward all emails about this to the Fire Chief. If you want your name and email address kept private, please indicate that in your emails to me.

Thanks in advance for your help in gathering this important information about train traffic problems in the Montgomery area.


Pat Lorje
Ward Two