Columbus works toward establishing “quiet zone” for trains

The city of Columbus continues its work ahead of an expected massive increase in train traffic through the area. Part of that work includes the establishment of a so-called “quiet zone” through the city. Dave Hayward, city engineer, explains that having such a designation will allow trains to not have to sound their horns at the crossings at State Road 46, Fifth Street, Eighth Street and 11th Street…


Hayward says the work on establishing the quiet zone is moving slower than anticipated. He notes that the establishment of such a zone will require offsetting safety measures, such as crossing arms, to be put into place. Hayward added that this is the first quiet zone request made affecting the Louisville & Indiana Railroad, making it uncharted territory for both parties.