Let’s get moving on E & N project

Plenty of work that could be getting done now to prepare tracks area

Re: Rail safety none of the public’s business (Roszan Holmen column, May 25)

I understand the first part of the E & N railway restoration project will be the stretch between Victoria and Langford. They are going to need a lot of help cleaning up along the tracks. People will be asked to help clear brush and weeds, plus a lot of junk that people have dropped on their walk along the trestles.

Work is supposed to have started on the railway project, but I have not seen anyone at the roundhouse. The public needs to see work begin on the tracks now, and not have it be put on hold. Any delay would not help ease the Colwood crawl, which sometimes causes it to take two hours or more just to reach Helmcken Road from the Dockyard.

The railroad could place dumpsters for volunteers to dump debris and weeds into, unless they want to put weeds in a separate container. I know quite a few people would come out for a hour or two to work on the tracks.

People don’t want to wait until 2013 or 2014 to be able to take a train. Politicians have to stand up and tell us the truth of the matter at hand.

I hope the E & N rail project isn’t delayed. It would be a shame to see a part of Victoria heritage die when there is no reason for it.

Barbara Dunahee

Esquimalt

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