Panorama Ridge Whistle-Cessation Projects (Surrey)
Along with the planned increase in the number of trains to serve expanded Port capacity, trains are also expected to increase in length. In order for inbound and outbound trains to pass one another, an uninterrupted railway siding with a length of 3,660 metres (12,000 feet) is required. This will be achieved by extending a siding from Mud Bay eastward to 144th Street.
This requires the closure of the street-level railway crossings at 131A Street (Colebrook Road), and of a private crossing in the vicinity of 138th Street. To achieve this, Colebrook Road will be extended along the north side of the railway from 131A Street to 144th Street; access road upgrades and at-grade railway crossing improvements of the BNSF railway at 127A Street will be constructed and the at-grade crossing protection at 144th Street will be upgraded for whistling cessation.
Combined with other initiatives in the area, including gating the 148 Street crossing and upgraded crossing protection at 160th Street, 164th Street, 168th Street, 184 Street and 56th Avenue for whistling cessation, and the 152nd Street Project, this project will combine to eliminate train whistling for the majority of the railway corridor through Surrey.
Project delivery agency: City of Surrey
Approximate project cost: Approximately $17.7 million
Contract delivery method: Design-Bid-Build
Current status: Under construction