Conductors roll into Alberni

Students conductors from (BCIT) are back in Alberni for the next two weekends, which means the trains are back on the rails.

Students from the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) conductors’ training course are back in town for the next two weekends, which means the trains are back on the rails.

Representatives from the Alberni Pacific Railway are asking drivers to exercise caution at all railway crossings in Port Alberni between Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 25.

Trains may be operating between the train station at Argyle Street and Smith Road (the McLean Mill) between  8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Drivers are asked to pay special attention at rail crossings.  “Please obey the signals, particularly if the trainees are on the ground after dark,” a spokesperson said.

“Students will sometimes use flares and lanterns for signaling in the dark.”

Walkers and people riding ATVs are asked to exercise special caution near the railroad tracks, as well as on Roger Creek trestle.   Training may also take place on the Barclay Hotel siding.

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