CP Rail’s clearing of the Arbutus Corridor will not be stopped by a court order.
Marty Cej who speaks for the company says the court tossed the City of Vancouver’s request for an injuction to stop CP from clearing brush and gardens along the line.
And he said the court went further saying the line and the land around it is CP’s property and they can prepare it to be used safely as a rail corridor once again.
“The court holds, and I’m quoting here, that gardners, cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle operators who have been using the corridor have no right to such use.”
But Cej says the ruling doesn’t mean backhoes are going to be rolling out tomorrow.
He says management will consider what will happen next and will notify residents before they move forward.
The city has offered 20-million-dollars for the land but CP Rail says it is worth at least five times that much.