10/02/2013 12:38 EDT | Updated 12/02/2013 05:12 EST

Point-Saint-Charles residents ask CN to reduce train noise

Eugene Nicolov loves his new condo in Point-St-Charles, but one big problem literally keeps him up at night: train noise, from the tracks outside his window, sudden and loud.

“You get afraid — you know, when your heart starts pounding because you think something is happening,” Nicolov said. ”That's the worst.”




Daily racket 'makes life miserable'

How bad is the noise? So bad, they described it as a bigger problem in their daily lives than the very real fear of derailments. And they’ve seen those before: a CN freight train derailed just outside King’s home on Sept. 24, 2011, causing six cars to derail and one to topple. No one was hurt, but since then King and others in Point-Saint-Charles have spoken out about train safety.




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