MP Lloyd Longfield said on Thursday he meet with CN’s vice president of corporate services Sean Finn and the minister of transport, Marc Garneau, regarding the noises from infrastructure upgrades that are being made at the Guelph Junction Railway.
In an update that revealed little, Longfield wrote on Twitter that “there is more work to do in the Junction that needs all of us to work together [and] we will” with the hashtag “#CommunityDevelopment” added to the end.
It comes after backlash to the increased disturbance to residents when CN trains started blaring horns overnight starting on Sunday. Tensions rose to the point where a dozen people went out to protest the trains keeping them up early on Tuesday morning.
CN put a temporary stop to train horns between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. after the media, mayor, MP and other officials contacted the federally-administered company in response to concerns, but they stressed that work still needed to be done to upgrade the rails after the previous ownership.