Walut celebrates long awaited Quiet Zone along railroad

Walnut Mayor Mary Su helps workman unveil Quiet Zone sign along railroad tracks on Valley Boulevard. (Photo by Steve Scauzillo)

The City of Walnut celebrated a Quiet Zone designation on the corner of Brea Canyon Road and Old Ranch Road this morning. The public was invited to join the celebration to commemorate the long awaited train horn Quiet Zone along Valley Boulevard.

A quiet zone is a section of rail line that contains one or more consecutive railroad crossings where train horns are not routinely sounded. The train horns can be silenced only when other safety measures, such as railroad crossing enhancements, compensate for the absence of the horns.

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