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Train horns soon to be a sound of the past

by | Sep 3, 2015 | Latest

Quiet zone construction nears completion at the 3rd street intersection in Sachse.

Quiet zone construction nears completion at the 3rd street intersection in Sachse.

Sachse residents will soon be listening to the sounds of silence as the city nears completion of the Quiet Zones constructions at key intersections.

A quiet zone is a railroad grade crossing at which trains are prohibited from sounding their horns in order to decrease the noise level for nearby residential communities.

“The train horns can be silenced only when other safety measures compensate for the absence of the horns,” he said. “The Federal Railroad Administration train horn rule provides localities nationwide with the opportunity to establish quiet zones,” City Engineer Greg Peters said.

By Patty Montagno • Staff Writer • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Sept. 3 edition of The Sachse News.

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