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Tyler officials look to silence train horns in city limits

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 6:49pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:31am

TYLER - City officials say they've been working on a project for some time to help reduce the noise of trains coming through the city.

Officials are following a series of regulations that, once completed, would allow trains to come through the city without blowing their horns, it's called a "quiet zone".

Officials say train engineers would still use the horns is something was blocking the track and if all the guidelines are met, it could be a lot quieter for many folks.

Carter Deleney, the Tyler City Engineer tells KETK, ""It benefits the city, the citizens along the track, it benefits the downtown area, it benefits the city offices right next to the train tracks, it benefits a large number of people."

We're told the plan should be fully implemented next year.

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Having grown up next to a railroad track I have grown to love the sound of the trains. If it increases safety then leave it alone. I currently live a few blocks from the train and look forward to hearing the lonely message of the train as it passes.

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