Residents living near Barrie’s GO Transit storage yard have been getting a pretty rude wake up of late.
Overnight work on the Barrie line’s tracks has meant for plenty of loud noises for those living near the yard, as equipment has been nightly leaving and returning to the yard for overnight maintenance.
A statement from GO Transit indicates the work is being done on a 10 day on/5 day off schedule, with equipment travelling at about 2km/h along the line over the course of the night. Once work is complete, the heavy equipment moves back up the line to the storage depot near Lakeshore and Minet’s Point. Those living near the depot have gotten an earful for the duration of the project thus far, according to tweets from local residents.
@Metrolinx @GOtransitBR 2:30AM NOW AND YET AGAIN YOU ARE STILL DOING STUPID LOUD MAINTENANCE. HUSBAND TRIED TO REACH YOU ALL WEEKEND AND LIKE COWARDS YOU NEVER CALLED BACK. WHY???? I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!! @CTVBarrieNews @Barrie360 @Mayor_Jeff— Cathy West (@ivliwest) September 3, 2019
GO Transit says the work needs to be done at night only, as much of the line is in use during the day. A GO Transit representative tells Barrie 360 that community relations agents are reaching out to local residents with further details.
The City of Barrie says GO Transit is exempt from any noise-related by-laws.