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Waverley Underpass Further Ahead to Becoming a Reality

Waverley Underpass Further Ahead to Becoming a Reality

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Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Drivers fed up with waiting for a train to pass at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue may know next week whether the much-needed underpass in the area will come to fruition.

The city’s executive policy committee on Wednesday approved funding for the $155 million project in south Winnipeg.

City council will now vote on the plan during a meeting on February 24.

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Waverley Underpass Green Lit as All Levels of Government Get on Board

Waverley Underpass Green Lit as All Levels of Government Get on Board

Waverley Train
Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

It’s a rite of passage being a motorist in Winnipeg — sitting in traffic waiting for the “Waverley train” to pass.

Now, all three levels of government have come together to alleviate the time spent sitting at flashing red signal lights.

The federal and provincial governments are contributing up to $91.8 million to build the Waverley underpass at the CN mainline located at the corner of Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue in the city’s booming south end.

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Taking the Oil Burden Off the Rails: Currie

By Roger Currie

Lots of news about railways this past week, and none of it particularly good. The mere threat of back-to-work legislation was enough to get the Teamsters union to accept binding arbitration, ending a very brief strike by Canadian Pacific engineers.

Grain is moving better this winter, but there are problems shipping it to the U.S. Farm groups say they have to battle for carrying capacity with crude oil — surprise surprise. Regina is the latest Canadian city to wake up to the fact that the number of tanker cars moving through town is growing very rapidly, and most of us have no idea how close we might be to having to get out of town for a few days when they run off the tracks.

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Man Charged in Car-Train Crash in Windsor Park

Winnipeg Police CrestA man is facing several charges after a car collided with a train on Saturday night.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Archibald Street and Fermor Avenue.

Winnipeg police say the man was driving a Mazda3 when the signal crossing lights began to flash. The driver attempted to beat the train, but struck the second engine.

Adam Norton, 29, was arrested and remains in police custody.

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High Winds the Cause of CP Derailment in Poplar Point

CP TrainHigh winds were the cause of a train derailment in Poplar Point, Manitoba last July.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada on Tuesday released its findings into the July 29, 2012 derailment of the CP freight train, saying a delay in notification to the train crew about severe weather in the area led to the crash.

The train departed Winnipeg and began travelling westbound to Brandon on CP’s Carberry subdivision when the accident occurred at around 6 p.m.

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Semi Collides with Train on South Perimeter

RCMP Crest LogoRCMP are asking motorists to avoid the south Perimeter Highway at Highway 330 after a semi truck hit a CP train.

The crash happened Monday morning when the semi collided with a southbound CP cargo train just west of the intersection.

The 51-year-old semi driver from Winnipeg was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One staff member on the train received minor non-life threatening injuries and was treated on scene.

The area around the crash site is closed until further notice. Visit MB511.ca for updates on road closures.

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. — The roadway has since reopened.

— Staff

Girl Killed by Train Near Brandon

RCMP Crest LogoBrandon RCMP are investigating after a female youth was found dead along railway tracks near the Wheat City on Sunday.

Little information is available, but police say the girl was discovered at about 9:30 a.m. Her name hasn’t been released.

The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 18 — The deceased has been identified as a 14-year-old girl from York Landing, Manitoba. Her name will not be released. The death doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

— Staff

Woman Struck by Train in Portage la Prairie

By David Klassen

RCMP Crest LogoA 29-year-old Portage la Prairie woman is in critical but stable condition after being hit by a train on Sunday.

The accident happened shortly after midnight in Portage at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and 8th Street NW.

The woman was found near the railroad tracks and transported to Portage General Hospital before being moved to Winnipeg.

RCMP say the victim was walking near the tracks when the slow-moving eastbound cargo train hit her.

Portage RCMP and CN Police continue to investigate.