No more train whistles at two city crossings in Saint John
A city council motion passed in August, banning the whistles, comes into effect
Starting on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 12:01 a.m., train engineers will no longer sound the engine whistle, except in case of emergency.
"It has contributed to a lot of sleepless nights," said local resident Sean Flynn
Speaking to CBC News back in August, Flynn said he was losing patience.
"I feel like I'm in the seventh circle of hell," said Flynn.
City councillor Gerry Lowe lobbied hard to get the whistles banned. He told CBC News the trains sound their horns three times before crossing each of the roads, which are just a block apart.
Gates, lights, and warning bells will continue to operate at the crossings, and signage will be installed.