CP’s July 31 deadline to remove “encroachments” on its property along Arbutus Corridor has passed and work is resuming to return the corridor to federal operating standards, according to spokesman Ed Greenberg.
That includes crews beginning to identify items such as sheds, gardens or vehicles that remain on CP property and pose a safety risk as work takes place, Greenberg said in an email to the Courier.
“As track work progresses on the corridor any identified encroachments will be removed in order to maintain a safe work environment for CP crews,” he wrote. “With the resumption of track work along the corridor, and to ensure safety, it would be important for people to please stay off the railway’s property as it is an active corridor and work is commencing.”
Greenberg added that CP won’t comment on “reports or speculation when it comes to any discussions with the City of Vancouver.”
“After more than a decade of discussions, CP still remains very much open to productive talks with the City, but in the meantime, we are proceeding with work on the CP corridor to resume train operations,” he added.
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