The sound of silence: UP helps San Jose create a nighttime quiet zone

Grade crossings in the partial quiet zone now feature raised bumps, signage and street markings designed to raise safety awareness and help prevent motorist-train collisions. City of San Jose

Life recently got a bit more peaceful for sleeping residents of San Jose, California, when the city launched a partial quiet zone. Unless a Union Pacific engineer is concerned about a safety hazard, trains now are required to silence their horns from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.



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