Quiet zone at Walnut/Industry RR tracks starts Monday

The city of Walnut will hold a celebration at 10:30 a.m. today,  April 22, at Valley Boulevard and Old Ranch Road in Walnut to celebrate the first day of the new railroad quiet zone.

Mayor Mary Su, as well as other Walnut council members and officials from Rep. Edward Royce’s office and Assemblyman Curt Hagman’s office as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Industry Station will be at the ceremony.

Operators of 15 trains a day that barrel through the town on the Union Pacific Railroad Co. tracks will not be permitted to routinely sound their horns along a three-mile stretch called a “quiet zone. ”

The restriction are scheduled to go into effect on April 22 for both Union Pacific freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains crossing Fairway Drive, Lemon Avenue, Brea Canyon Road and the Benton Feed Yard, said Upendra Joshi, project engineer with CNC Engineering, the outside firm contracted by the City of Industry.


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