Upgrades are done and train traffic on lines throughout the North Okanagan resume Sunday.

North Okanagan rail traffic gets back on track

For months, crews have been working on the railroad tracks formerly operated by KPR

The rumble and horns of trains are being heard again in the North Okanagan.

For months, crews have been working on the railroad tracks formerly operated by KPR running from Kamloops to Armstrong, Vernon, and Lumby. The work is near completion and operations will resume along this line Sunday.

“Residents are advised that they can expect train traffic at any time as of Sunday,” said Emily Hamer, Canadian National regional manager of public affairs.

In September, CN announced it would resume operations on 97 miles of track running from Campbell Creek, 10 miles east of Kamloops, to Lumby after Kelowna Pacific Railway declared bankruptcy.

“We remind motorists to obey all crossing protection signs and warning devices, and the public to stay away from the railroad tracks at all times. Walking, playing or running on or beside railroad tracks is dangerous and illegal,” said Hamer.

CN police will be monitoring the area to educate the public of the dangers of trespassing helping to ensure public safety.

 

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