The trains going through Brookings County will soon be moving much faster. The Canadian Pacific says they will gradually up the speed to 40-miles an hour. Canadian Pacificpublic affairs manager T-J Nelson says they’ll increase the speeds over a several week period starting monday…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/10/TrainSpeeds1.mp3|titles=TrainSpeeds1]
The gradual implementation is designed to let people in Volga and Brookings get used to the higher speeds…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/10/TrainSpeeds2.mp3|titles=TrainSpeeds2]
None of the crossings yet have gates, although they are in the works for the crossing on Main in Brookings. Nelson says gated crossings are not necessarily safer…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/10/TrainSpeeds3.mp3|titles=TrainSpeeds3]
Four to six trains travel through Brookings each day.