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CN apologizes to Tecumseh for freight trains

Canadian National has apologized to the people of Tecumseh, Ont., who've had to put up with the surprise rumbling of freight trains recently.

Canadian National has apologized to the people of Tecumseh, Ont., who've had to put up with the surprise rumbling of freight trains recently.

CN began using the local Via Rail tracks for freight without giving any warning to Tecumseh. Residents of the suburban Windsor town complained.

Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara says the railway has a basic schedule for its local freight service between Windsor and London.

"Basically, two trains a day, no more than 24 to 26 cars — one in the morning, one in the afternoon," McNamara said. "And they're going to try to at least be consistent on the train whistles."

McNamara says CN has also promised that any changes in the service will not be sprung on the town of 24,000 without warning.  

"If there are any changes it will be well communicated to the municipality," he said.