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Train traffic in Langley may be reduced

Canadian Pacific Railway trains may be scarce in Langley in the next few days, if CPR employees who are members of the Teamsters union make good their threat to go on strike at midnight Tuesday. - Langley Times file photo
Canadian Pacific Railway trains may be scarce in Langley in the next few days, if CPR employees who are members of the Teamsters union make good their threat to go on strike at midnight Tuesday.
— image credit: Langley Times file photo

There will be fewer trains travelling through Langley in the next few days.

Canadian Pacific Railway’s operating employees went on strike at midnight Tuesday night. They are members of the Teamsters Union. Freight trains operated by CPR were idled.

CPR operates many of the coal and container trains that travel through Langley’s business district to and from Deltaport. The tracks through Langley are owned by CPR and connect to a B.C. Rail line from Cloverdale to the port.

Trains of other railways using the CPR tracks, notably CN and Southern Railway of B.C., are likely to keep operating, as those railways are not affected by job action.

Traffic on the CN line throiugh Fort Langley will likely be near nornal levels, as most trains on it are operated by CN.

The federal government said Wednesday it will bring in back-to-work legislation if the strike is not settled quickly.

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