Quiet Zones reinstated at South Bend railroad crossings

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The city of South Bend received official notice from the Federal Railroad Administration it had reinstated quiet zones at several railroad crossings in the city.

Trains traveling in the quiet zone will no longer sound their horn at specific public grade crossings.

Train operators have 21 days to comply with the quiet zone rules. The city has reached out to Norfolk Southern and Canadian National/Grand Trunk Western Railroad asking they implement the changes immediately.

“Today’s notification comes as a major relief for residents who have been dealing with this major quality of life issue since the train horns began sounding,” said Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “The City is asking that the railroad companies update their practices as quickly as possible, and will continue to investigate ways to extend quiet zones to more areas of the community in the future.”

The quiet zone will affect the following crossings:

  • Greenlawn Ave.
  • Ironwood Dr.
  • 26th St.
  • 30th St.
  • 35th St.
  • Logan St.
  • Robinson St.
  • Caroline St.
  • Twyckenham Dr.
  • Vernon St.
  • Leer St.
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