FORT COLLINS - BNSF Railway will make a rare exception to its policy by rerouting trains through Fort Collins for the USA Pro Challenge Saturday.
Normally, trains course through the middle of town about eight times per day.
"The noise is annoying!" Fort Collins resident Christine Murray said.
Even those at the Larimer County Justice Center say the noise is so loud that it is disruptive.
"It's frustrating for people that are in court. They're trying to give their story and the judge is saying 'wait, I can't hear you. You need to stop for a moment.' So I think it does throw people off," said Janelle Brunin, district administrator at the courthouse.
However, it won't be a concern on Saturday. BNSF Railway will be "strategically staging" and "rerouting" its trains.
"We rarely hold trains, and we always encourage event organizers to choose a race or parade route that does not cross active rail lines," said Andy Williams, spokesperson for BNSF Railway.
He says rerouting trains is disruptive to interstate commerce.
"This was a voluntary decision by BNSF Railway to assist the City of Fort Collins in hosting this international event," said Williams.
Saturday's sixth stage of the Pro Challenge begins at 11:35 a.m. at The Ranch in Loveland.
It will loop through Estes Park and end in Old Town Fort Collins.
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