Terrace Receives Funding to Improve Railyard Safety

The City of Terrace will be erecting a fence system along a stretch of railway tracks that was the site of two rail-related deaths last year.

The city has received $25,280 from Transport Canada's Rail Safety Improvements -- which will cover 80 per cent of the projected costs.

Terrace will cover the remaining $6,320.

The plan is to erect about 200 metres of black, chain-link fencing, including poles and a gate, along the CN Rail mainline right-of-way behind the George Little House and the old Co-op Property.

The city hopes the fence will reduce trespassing across the tracks.