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Locals upset with SkyTrain noise in False Creek neighbourhood

(Source: facebook.com/Translink)

NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) – Claiming they can’t hear the TV with the windows open due to SkyTrain noise, people living in the Northeast False Creek area of Vancouver are filing an official complaint against TransLink.

It’s a complaint that’s caught the attention of TransLink’s chief executive.

Paul Altilia raised the concerns at TrasLink’s board meeting, highlighting the fact that the decibel level is reaching 90 inside his place.

Larry Beasley is on the board and he agrees the issue needs to be addressed with more people moving to that area in coming years

Rapid Transit President Vivienne King says the fix could be pricey.

“We’ve been looking around the world to see what’s happened. I’ve personally been involved with putting these sort of things into railways, but they do come with a high price tag,” says King.

She adds one option could be asking developers to contribute cash to future noise reducing approaches.