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Frequently Asked Questions

Southern Railway of British Columbia’s (SRY) primary office is at 2102 River Drive in New Westminster, BC. For our mailing address and other locations, please visit our contact us.

No. Railway property is private property and any unauthorized use or entry onto railway property, including on tracks, rail yards, rail cars, buildings, and railway equipment, is illegal. SRY controls and monitors the use of and access to SRY property.

If you witness any unauthorized use of railway property, please contact us immediately.

Trespassing on tracks is dangerous and illegal. Trains do not necessarily run on the same track at the same time every day, so any time of day can be train time. Also, trains are heavy and they cannot be stopped quickly to avoid hitting anyone or anything on the tracks.

Train whistling is necessary to protect public safety and is required by railway operating regulations. A moving train is heavy and being near one is dangerous. Whistling alerts members of the public and workers that a train is approaching.

There are strict safety regulations that govern train whistling procedure, including where a whistle must be sounded, when, its intensity, and duration.

In certain circumstances, a municipality can take steps to cease train whistling at a particular crossing. Please contact your local municipality for further information.

If we have any positions available, they will be listed on our careers page.

You are welcome to contact us to inquire about the status of your application. Please visit our contact page.

No. At this time, SVI only serves freight customers. Please contact the Island Corridor Foundation for more information on future plans for commuter and passenger service.