Train whistle cessation along the Brenton Spur

Thursday, August 31, 2017

As of Thursday, August 31, Canadian Pacific Railway will no longer sound train whistles at Alton Drive and Grant MacEwan Boulevard grade crossings along the east-west track, known as the Brenton Spur. As part of the cessation agreement, Canadian Pacific Railway has installed signals for alternate safety measures.

Cessation applies to the following locations:

  • Alton Drive, Mile 1.67 Brenton subdivision. ID#762543
  • Grant MacEwan Boulevard, Mile 7.86 Brenton subdivision. ID#23043

It is important to note that even though a cessation agreement has been reached, rail companies retain overriding authority to sound the train whistle at the discretion of the conductor.

The City of Leduc Train Whistling Bylaw 557-2004 prohibits the use of whistles at identified crossings within the city. Bylaw 952-2017 has amended the train whistling bylaw to include the above locations. For more information, please call 780-980-7177 or email

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Leduc is a growing, dynamic city in the heart of Canada’s economic engine and conveniently located at the crossroads of air, highway and rail transportation. 

Lauren Wozny, Communications Officer
City of Leduc