Quiet zones take effect in Hamburg

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new quiet zone goes into effect in Hamburg on Tuesday.

Last month the town finished installing barriers at the crossings on Rogers Road and Cloverbank Road that will keep cars from driving over the tracks, so trains don’t have to honk their horns.

The horns were used to give people an idea of how far the train is from the crossing and deter drivers from trying to go around the barrier and beat the train. Nine years ago, the Town of Hamburg began the process of finding another way to keep drivers safe.

Hamburg received $525,000 in federal and state grants for the barriers.

New quiet zones can be in effect 24 hours a day or just overnight from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.

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