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A Little Peace and Quiet for Some Residents Living Along Railroad Line

New railroad quiet zone put in place along Canadian National Railroad in Naperville.

Some residents living along the Canadian National Railroad will be able to get a little more peace and quiet starting Monday.

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A new railroad quiet zone now prevents trains from sounding horns on the rail line between Diehl Road and Batavia Road, according to the city of Naperville.

The new quiet zone designation on the rail line, formerly known as the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Co. (EJ&E) Railroad, requires train engineers to refrain from using train horns unless deemed necessary for safety purposes, the city of Naperville said.

Considering that the frequency of train horns will be reduced in this area, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should remain cautious and be aware of oncoming trains. 

Naperville, Aurora and Warrenville, along with DuPage County, worked to establish the quiet zone based on the Federal Railroad Administration’s guidelines. In 2009, a separate quiet zone was established along the CN Railroad from Liberty Street to 111th Street, according to the city of Naperville.

As a result of new gates installed at Prairie Path railroad crossings, train horn restrictions now cover the entire length of both the Canadian National and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads through Naperville. 

For more information on the city of Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us

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