OpenFile has a piece on the CP railway line and how it acts as a barrier between neighbourhoods. This isn’t fresh news but the writer makes a good point in response to CP’s argument that a level crossing is dangerous.
My photo shows the Jarry Park level crossing over the Blainville commuter rail line where it passes between Parc station and Chabanel. The crossing is used by cyclists and pedestrians, including many children. Fast commuter trains whisk past here multiple times per day during the week, but the level crossing has proven safe since it replaced the decrepit foot bridge behind the stadium in 2007. In contrast, the CP line only sees a few slow-moving freight trains per day – people might have to wait longer, but there’s no reason to assume such a crossing would be dangerous.