Use caution at Alberni railway crossings

The Alberni Pacific Railway reminds Alberni Valley drivers to exercise caution at all railway crossings as BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) training courses for student conductors will begin Saturday, May 7 and continue until Sunday, May 15.

Trains may be operating between Argyle Street and Smith Road (the McLean Mill) between 6 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,” an APR spokesperson said.

“Students will sometimes use flares for signaling in the dark at rail crossings.”

Walkers and people riding all-terrain vehicles are asked to exercise special caution near the railroad tracks as well. Training will also take place on the siding behind the Best Western Barclay Hotel.

“Remember: these are students trying to learn how to do their job,” the spokesperson said.

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